CBEST Math Prep
All about CBEST Math Section
CBEST Math prep refers to the studies that a CBEST examinee has to undertake in order to qualify in the Maths section of this examination. The Maths section of CBEST tests one’s elementary knowledge in Mathematics and it is compulsory for one to pass in this examination in order to attain the CBEST certification. This section has 50 questions of the objective-pattern with multiple-choice answers for each question. The questions are of the high school or elementary college standard, and belong to the Arithmetic, Geometry and General Mathematics categories. Scaled scores ranging from 20-80 are awarded in this section. The minimum score to pass this section is 41; in some cases, a score of 37 may also suffice to obtain a passing grade in this section.
As Maths usually happens to be a tougher subject than others for many examinees, this section can be taken separately by the CBEST examinees when they feel confident that their CBEST Math prep is thorough and complete.
How to Prepare for CBEST Maths Section
Take a preliminary diagnostic test to assess your strong and weak areas - At the beginning of your preparation, you can take a preliminary diagnostic test to assess the portions of the CBEST Maths section in which you are strong, and those in which you are weak.
Use the diagnostic test report to plan your studies for CBEST Maths section - You should use this assessment to plan your CBEST Math prep by focussing more on the subjects in which you are weak and taking help from CBEST Math experts in understanding them and perfecting them. This does not mean that you will have to ignore the areas in which you are strong. You should also allot some portion of your CBEST Math prep time for the subjects in which you are strong, to remain in touch with those subjects, as otherwise you may perform badly in these subjects in the actual CBEST Math test, due to lack of practice.
Learn to practice for CBEST Math section without a calculator - CBEST examinees are not allowed to use the calculator in the examination hall, in which case, you will have to get used to working on the CBEST Math section without using a calculator. Though it may seem slightly difficult for you to adjust initially to the concept of not using a calculator, you will realize that you do not actually require a calculator for your CBEST Math prep because the questions are very simple and based on basic Mathematics, requiring you to perform easy mental calculations to arrive at the correct answer. Moreover, solving mathematical questions mentally has an added advantage of keeping your mind alert.
Sharpen your skills in certain areas of basic Mathematics - Your CBEST Math prep should include identifying and training yourself in certain mathematical skills which you will require to pass in this examination with a good score. For example, you can train yourself well in performing basic Mathematical operations like Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication, mentally, at least up to operations involving 2 digits. It is better to train yourself to perform conversions related to decimal to fraction, and vice versa, readily and accurately. You should be very familiar with well known conversions, such as 1/2 = 0.5= 50 %, and 1/4= 0.25= 25 %.
Work from the easiest to the toughest questions, but do not leave any question unattempted - Your CBEST Math prep should include a certain strategy for answering the CBEST Math question paper. You can first work on all the easy questions in the minimum time possible. This is important because these questions help in building up your score and might even help you in securing the pass percentage. While attempting the questions, you should mark the ones that you find tough, and attempt them after completing the easy questions. Do not leave out difficult questions in your CBEST Math prep. You should practice solving such questions as you may have to confront such questions in the actual CBEST test, and if they contribute to a sizeable portion of your CBEST Math score, omitting such questions, may greatly reduce your CBEST score and may eventually lead to failure in this test. Usually, with expert guidance, students learn how to solve difficult questions easily.
CBEST Math prep requires great time and dedication. One should start this preparation with adequate time in hand, for performing well in this section. If possible, it is better for one to take this section separately, after preparing for it well.
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