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Posted: Jun 16, 2004 2:24 PM
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Gentlemen, I passed CST-MATH exam on April 24 2004. Now I am interested in
passing ATS-W exam on July 17 2004. Could you please recommend me a book or
course in order to pass this exam? Thanks, Mike

In a message dated 5/29/04 9:47:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> this plan works. It was 15+ years since I took some of the math
> courses. Follow this plan - bu the Barron's review books (you'll need
> them anyway if you get a job in the state and it should work out fine!
> - - Kevin C.

> >
> >
> >On 5/17/03, LR wrote:

> >>I took the Math CST on April 12 and just found out I passed
> >>with a 290, despite the fact that I was not a math major and
> >>haven't taken a math class since 1990. So I think my study
> >>plan worked. Here it is:
> >>
> >>1. Know the material in the Regents A and B Let's Review
> >>Books by Barrons. You can skim the formal geometric proofs,
> >>since you aren't directly tested on that, but you should
> >>know everything else in there inside and out.
> >>
> >>2. Get an introductory Calculus book and make sure you
> >>understand how Calculus works conceptually. I used a review
> >>book by Gootman, and it was perfect. You are not required
> >>to do any complicated derivatives or integrals, but you are
> >>required to understand what a derivative and integral are.
> >>
> >>3. Get a college level algebra book (I used Schaums) and
> >>spend some time on graphing. Regents A and B is a little
> >>light in this department. Make sure you understand polar
> >>coordinates (this might be found in a trig review book.)
> >>
> >>4. Get a college level book on Discrete Math and review the
> >>parts about matrices. This is not at all in regents, but is
> >>on the test. While your at it, you can use this book to
> >>review probability, permutations, combinations and set
> >>theory, if you need a little boost in these departments.
> >>
> >>5. Get a short-short review of statistics and make sure you
> >>understand concepts such as standard deviation.
> >>
> >>6. Get the Math CST sample test from and
> >>use that to see if there are any other areas in which you
> >>are especially weak. Note that this test is not really like
> >>the CST, but it can help you to identify areas of weakness.
> >>It is also a little pricey for the size.
> >>
> >>I think if you are really good and short on time, you could
> >>just do #1 and pass. Doing #1 and #2 should allow most math-
> >>oriented people to pass. The rest can up your chances and
> >>provide a boost to those who are poor test takers or just
> >>lower your anxiety, but aren't totally necessary.
> >>
> >>Finally, remember that the Math CST is less about being able
> >>to crunch numbers and more about understanding the
> >>underlying concepts of mathematics. For this reason it is
> >>probably unlike any math test you have taken previously.
> >>Despite my score, I left the test feeling that it was one of
> >>the hardest tests I have taken.
> >>

> >
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