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Re: CSTMATHREVIEW SOLUTION
Posted:
Jun 16, 2004 2:24 PM



Gentlemen, I passed CSTMATH exam on April 24 2004. Now I am interested in passing ATSW 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, kconnolly@elmira.edu 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 shortshort review of statistics and make sure you > >>understand concepts such as standard deviation. > >> > >>6. Get the Math CST sample test from www.xamonline.com 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. > >> > > > > End of Forwarded Message > >  End of Forwarded Message > >



