# NYSTCE Birth-Grade 2 Math Test Prep Course (212)

## We provide everything you need to pass your NYSTCE math exam so that you can qualify for your New York teaching credentials. Start by clicking below!

Whole numbers

Integers

Fractions

Decimals

Patterns and algebraic expressions

Solving equations & inequalities in one variable

Ratio, proportion, and percent

Introduction to geometry

Angles, polygons, & 3-dimensional figures

Word problems

Functions, graphing, and transformations

Linear equations in two variables

Systems of equations

Exponents and polynomials

Measurement

Probability and statistics

## What type of math is on the NYSTCE?

The NYSTCE Early Childhood 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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## 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!

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