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The California testing for Algebra 1 is changing this year. MARS tests are being trialed in schools. I am familiar with these tests and the new common core standards.
Algebra 1 consists of symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols. Through
the study of algebra, a student develops an understanding of the symbolic language
of mathematics and the sciences. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed and used in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.
Topics covered include: single and two step equations, word problems, graphing, solving systems and introduction to geometry.
The California testing for Algebra 2 is changing this year. MARS tests are being trialed in schools. I am familiar with these tests as well as the new common core standards.
Topics in Algebra 2 include continuing to work with expressions, equations and inequalities,factoring, quadratic formula, and graphing. New topics include: complex numbers, logarithms, linear quadratic and exponential functions, solving rational equations, analyzing functions,and trigonometry.
You don't have to let the math portion of the CBEST interfere with your plans to enter the field of education. I have helped many adults pass the math portion of the test with only a few weeks of study. My students feel at ease with my gentle and supportive style, yet I don't skip over important concepts needed for the test. I have a bag of tricks to help you remember key concepts as well. It doesn't matter how long ago you took your last math class or your prior grades. We'll set up a study schedule that helps balance work and family with studying.
Geometry uses the tools of properties, theorems and proofs. Topics include congruence, similarity, right triangles, intro to trigonometry, circles, expressing geometry relationships through equations, and making constructions.
I teach my students in middle and high school good study skills, such as how to: manage time, create and use organization systems, discover one's unique learning style, how to read for understanding, take notes, use study tools and learn the secrets to taking tests while remaining calm.
As a teacher, I have over 10+ years reaching over 1,500 students. Every student has different needs, personalities and skills.
Trigonometry uses the ratios between triangle lengths. Each ratio has a unique name, sine, cosine, and tangent. Using these tools, you can find missing lengths and angles of other figures.
It also includes the concepts of functions, and different properties (identities) of each functions. This subject is very handy for craftsmen, such as woodworkers, etc.