The NYSTCE Birth-Grade 2 Math exam primarily covers Pre-Algebra content. For example, Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Proportion, and basic Algebra and Geometry make up the majority of the test.
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14:32 10 Apr 21
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18:22 10 Mar 21
The ALEKS lessons were indeed very helpful. Your explanations were clear and well laid-out. I’ve been away from math for nearly 30 years now, and I frankly struggled back then when I was learning. Today, I scored an 84 on my ALEKS placement test, which qualifies me for honors math placement within my school. I’d say you guys are doing something right!If I were highlighting a part that was particularly helpful, I’d pick the logarithms. That’s an area that always flummoxed me, but your explanation has turned that weakness into a strength. Simply brilliant.
16:28 09 Mar 21
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14:54 22 Feb 21
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14:38 26 Jan 21
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12:50 21 Jan 21
I took my PERT test this afternoon and got a 139! Was able to skip a bunch of pre req classes, so thank you. :) I hadn’t taken a math class since high school 7 years ago so the review definitely helped. The videos were very easy to follow and the practice questions and mini reviews at the end of each section helped a lot. If I ever need more help I’ll definitely be using Math Help again!
19:03 09 Dec 20
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16:21 09 Dec 20
It had been years since I had done basic math like that. It was nice just to have a refresher on all of the CBEST concepts. Most of the practice tests I took were very spot on. I would say you guys covered most of the basics someone needs to know! They do a scaled score from 20-80 on the test and a 41 is passing. I actually got a 70 on the math section so I did pretty well! Thank you again!
21:40 22 Nov 20
I graduated high school in 1992, that was the last time I did any math related to algebra. I never went into college. 20 plus years later I decided to enroll. I needed to take the PERT placement test for Math. I had a bit of panic because I didn't remember anything; so I would have to learn as much as I could within a month because of deadlines with the school. I stumbled upon MathHelp.com while google searching Pert Test help. They offer 3 free lessons and it is a nice introduction into how the website works. I signed up for a month.Topics are broken down into a specific area; ie: Quadratic Equations. These are further broken down into bite size lessons that go through a specific part of the main lesson. Each lesson is explained in a logical and practical way that is easy to understand. After each mini lesson you can either practice or take a test on what you learned. When you finish a topic you get a review test on mixed questions based on all the lessons in that topic.I studied with them 2 hours a day minus weekends. Though I didn't get through all the areas because of time restraints; I did manage to go through the majority of it.The day of the test arrived and a few questions that I did not recognize were on the exam. However, even though I had not studied those specific problems, I knew the process on how to work through them. In the end for an old dude who hadn't studied in a long time I scored a 124 out of 150, enough to be able to select college Algebra. If I had been afforded the time to hit every section and really get mastery of it, I probably could have scored higher.I highly recommend signing up for this site if you are struggling with higher level math and or need a refresher on it. The teachers are amazing and each lesson is presented clearly and simply. The fact that you can practice them over and over really reinforces their lessons.Another good thing is unsubscribing. Most sites are sneaky and in order to cancel you have to find a number from some other site. While MathHelp.com is auto renew you can basically just click a button that says unsubscribe.If I end up having trouble in math this semester I will definitely be subscribing again. I can't thank them enough and highly recommend them. Worth every penny.
17:52 06 Nov 20
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22:31 30 Oct 20
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15:53 18 Oct 20
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13:21 23 Aug 20
My ALEKS test went really well! After not using math in over 7 years after using the MathHelp lessons I placed into calc which was a higher course then I needed! I genuinely loved the program and the structure of it. The videos are short and to the point and the practice problems allow for you to mess up before you take the test. Thank you for creating this site and offering at an affordable rate!
23:02 21 Aug 20
I was able to score an 81 on my ALEKS test which was far more than satisfactory for the placement I needed. I really enjoyed the clear explanations in the videos! All of the presenters did such an amazing job of clearly explaining the material, and the fact that you could speed the videos up and still really understand what they were saying was a game changer. All in all I was very pleased with the quality of the site, it reminded me of the way my favorite math teacher in high school taught. Such an amazing resource!
14:12 19 Aug 20
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16:16 13 Aug 20
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13:38 07 Aug 20
Mathhelp.com was extremely helpful. I increased my math placement test score by 135 points by using the website. I am now ready to take college algebra. The teachings are a good pace and the most helpful thing are the links to previous lessons that remind you of building blocks you need for the current lesson. Also, the option to have the audio of a problem on the practice problems is extremely helpful.
01:08 02 Aug 20
This program was very helpful and beneficial. I ended up passing the TSI. I think the biggest help was the “work” part of the problems and tests where I could see where I went wrong. Thank you.
16:07 24 Jul 20
I graduated high school in 2004. When I took the PERT “practice tests” I was shocked to see how far my math skills had slipped through the years so I needed a refresher. The course went above and beyond and I will recommend it over and over. I scored 150/150!! I’d give the course I took a 10/10 and my advice to anyone preparing to take the PERT Math portion would be to not waste their money on any other study guides. This course was perfect and taught more in depth concepts than what I saw on the test. I was prepared to the point that the test itself wasn’t difficult at all.
12:25 13 Jul 20
The program was immensely helpful! I passed the General Curriculum Math MTEL 03 on the first try, which from what I understand almost never happens! Thank you to you and your team for the awesome support and structured format to reacquainting me with mathematical concepts that had been long forgotten. It’s never been easy for me to recall formulas during high-pressure testing situations but you presented the material in a way that took it to its most essential parts and gave examples that made sense. Particularly, I found the video-based lessons and the multiple examples of each to be most helpful. I also enjoyed the instantaneous results from the lessons and quizzes to test my knowledge along the way. Thank you so much!
17:05 07 Jul 20
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15:58 12 Jun 20
Wanted to say thanks so much for putting together the Mathhelp curriculum for people like me. Without all the content I would not have been successful on the TSI placement test. The most helpful was definitely the factoring, exponent rules and fractions involving radicals since you see a lot of that on the test. Overall it was very easy to learn and follow and built my confidence up and helped me be successful. I scored a 350 out of a possible 390 according to my advisor and now I’m in my second week of college algebra on a summer mini semester! Thanks to all of you and keep up the good work. I made a suggestion to my school that they should recommend your site to people like me as a prep for the placement test.
16:15 07 Jun 20
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18:29 05 Jun 20
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14:16 01 Jun 20
The Accuplacer went well! The instruction videos were very helpful since I haven't done most of this since high school. The practice and the tests were helpful too. Overall, really great!
14:19 12 May 20
As a 27 year-old returning back to finish my degree, it has been quite a while since I’ve been in a math course. After taking my ALEKS exam and only scoring a 54, I was extremely disappointed. I quickly signed up for your course and am pleased to say that after the completion of your ALEKS prep, I scored a 74, and I was able to test into the advanced math class my new degree requires. The entire course was exceptional, and I am very grateful for the thorough education.
14:07 12 Apr 20
The placement test went well and I avoided all remedial math classes. The information was presented in an easy way to understand.
18:46 09 Apr 20
What is the NYSTCE?
The NYSTCE is the abbreviation for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams. If you’re preparing to become a credentialed early childhood educator in New York, you’ll first need to pass the math section of the NYSTCE test.
What score do I need to pass the NYSTCE math test?
You’ll need a score of 520 on the math section of the NYSTCE test in order to pass. If you don’t pass, you have to wait 60 days before you can take the test again. The Birth-Grade 2 early childhood exam requires thorough preparation to secure a passing score.
How much does the NYSTCE cost?
The NYSTCE exam costs over $100, so repeated failures can be hard on you and your wallet. Make sure you pass your exam the first time around with the help of an NYSTCE test prep course.
How do I pass the NYSTCE math?
If you’re worried about how to pass the NYSTCE math test, it’s important to study the concepts gradually and set your own pace. Begin each lesson with a basic introduction delivered through straightforward whiteboard videos. Once you feel comfortable, move on to interactive practice problems that offer ample support through easy-to-understand audio instructions. These exercises will fill in any holes in your understanding that may have developed since you last took a math class, which for some prospective teachers was many years ago. Last but not least, use a short quiz to confirm that you really get it. It’s a proven approach that allows anyone to learn even the most difficult math concepts.
How long does it take to prepare for the NYSTCE?
In general, it takes 1 to 3 months to prepare for the NYSTCE. The reason the time range is so broad is that people come to the NYSTCE Birth-Grade 2 math test with very different math comfort levels. If you have significant prior math experience, for example, you may only need a refresher. In this case, diagnostic pretests are particularly useful, as they allow you to skip concepts that you already know. If you need more help, use background modules that review the basics. Either way, make sure you only focus on the topics you need to know to pass your exam, so that you don’t waste time and effort.
Is the NYSTCE test hard?
The NYSTCE CST isn’t hard if you use a math test prep course that motivates you and holds your attention. If you have painful memories of online test prep that involved tedious practice problems lacking any instruction, or thick study books filled with over-complicated explanations, there’s no need to worry. In this day and age, you can use a vibrant learning system that keeps you engaged with concise multimedia learning modules. Progress reports then let you see how you’re doing, and interactive grading provides immediate feedback and encouragement. This modern approach is the best way to prepare for the NYSTCE Birth-Grade 2 math test.
How do I practice for the NYSTCE?
After learning all the concepts, it’s important to take an online NYSTCE math practice test to confirm you’re ready to pass the real thing. MathHelp offers this feature in the form of a “final exam” at the end of the course, which you can take as many times as you’d like, and it will generate new questions each time.
What’s the best way to study for the NYSTCE?
When studying for the NYSTCE, there’s no need for expensive private tutors and in-person classes. An online NYSTCE math study guide is a much better value: you get the same benefits you’d derive from a live instructor at a fraction of the cost. Join the thousands of prospective New York teachers who have used MathHelp to successfully pass their NYSTCE exams and get their certification. Click on the link below to get started!