These CSET preparation resources were created thanks to a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This course covers Algebra and Number Theory and employs a methodology of self-diagnosis to speed a prospective test-takers' preparation for the exam. The components of each topic area include diagnostic questions, guided examples or questions with extensive feedback, and content refreshers.
The prospective teacher will be able to quickly identify areas of potential weakness before taking the CSET Mathematics Subtest I exam.
In areas of weakness, a prospective teacher will use provided practice problems, guided examples and content refreshers to allow for quicker recall of previously learned topics in mathematics.
A prospective teacher will be able to assess whether further formal coursework is needed before attempting the exam.
Prerequisites: Prospective teachers of mathematics should have prior coursework in algebra, even if a long time ago.
Target Audience: Prospective secondary teachers of math and science, both experienced teachers adding a teaching credential and new teachers required to pass the CSET.