CAHSEE Resources

CAHSEE Resources

One purpose of the Algebra2go program is to provide resources which will enable students to bridge the gap between high school math and college level math. To this end, we have assembled a collection of materials which can help students prepare for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). We have five primary types of study materials: the study guide, video worksheets, video lectures, practice problems, and practice quizzes. For some topics we have some extra tools to assist your studies. Whichever materials you decide to use, we would appreciate your feedback. Please let Professor Perez know what you liked and didn't like about these materials by sending him an e-mail. For more CASHEE resources, try the California Department of Education website.

Study Guide

The study guide was developed by Professor Perez and Patrick Quigley specifically for the California State University Entry-level Math Exam, but it covers many topics tested by the CAHSEE. For each major topic, you will find a summary of the basic theory, example problems, and practice problems with solutions. You can download the entire Study Guide all at once, or one section at a time below. The Study Guide sections are saved in the .pdf format. If your computer doesn't already read these files, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Video Worksheets

Every video is accompanied by a worksheet that mirrors the presentation so that you can work along with Charlie during the video. This kind of active learning process is a particularly good way to increase retention. The worksheets are saved in the .pdf format. If your computer doesn't already read these files, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Video Lectures

Perhaps our most popular tools are the video lectures. Attend Professor Perez's virtual classroom alongside his favorite student, Charlie. Each lecture focuses on a particular skill set which is vital for success. We are in the process of adding closed captioning to all of the videos. For a few videos we also have versions with an ASL interpreter. We hope to have more of these in the future. The videos are available in three formats.


Windows Streaming Media: These are .wmv videos. If your computer doesn't already play this format, you can download the free Windows Media Player to watch them. Mac users might find it easier to install the free Flip4Mac components for Quicktime.


YouTube: These are flash videos. If your computer doesn't already play this format, you can download the free Adobe Flash Player to watch them. YouTube videos can be played on a wide range of platforms such as computers, iPhones, Wii's, etc., but because of limitations on the length of these video clips some of the videos have had to be split into multiple parts. YouTube has recently added a feature which will translate the closed captioning into several dozen languages.


TeacherTube: These are flash videos similar to the YouTube versions, but TeacherTube videos do not need to be split into multiple parts. If your computer doesn't already play this format, you can download the free Adobe Flash Player to watch them.

Homework Sets

Professor Perez has put together a collection of homework problems for each video. The homework sets are saved in the .pdf format. If your computer doesn't already read these files, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. We hope to add Charlie's solutions to these homework sets soon.

Topic Quizzes

Each video is accompanied by a set of three online practice quizzes so you can determine when you are ready to move on to the next topic. Just fill in the blanks with the correct answers to each question. When you finish, Charlie will let you know how you did.

Templates

Occasionally you will see the above symbol next to a topic. The symbol is a link to a template, a resource like blank graph paper or blank number lines. These can be printed and used for practicing problems. Templates are saved in the .pdf format. If your computer doesn't already read these files, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Web Tools

The above symbol indicates that there is a web tool, an interactive web page, which can be used to explore the topic at hand. An example is an interactive number line for practicing integer addition. Just click on the symbol to open the web tool in a new page.

 

Chapter 1: Numerical Operations
 
Section 1-1: Integers   Study
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Inequalities   read read play play play read open
Absolute Value   read play play play read open
Introduction to Addition read play play play read open
Properties of Addition read play play play read open
Addition Techniques read play play play read open
Addition with Negative Numbers read play play ASL play ASL read open
Introduction to Subtraction read play play play read open
Addition and Subtraction Problems read play play play read open
Subtraction with Negative Numbers read play play play read open
Introduction to Multiplication   read play play part 1 part 2 read open
The Distributive Property   read play play play read open
Properties of Multiplication and Addition   read play play play read open
Multiplication with Negative Numbers   read play play play read open
Introduction to Division   read play play part 1 part 2 read open
Division with Negative Numbers   read play play play read open
 
Section 1-2: Fractions   Study
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Multiplying Fractions: Part I   read read play play part 1 part 2 read open
Multiplying Fractions: Part II   read play play part 1 part 2 read open
Dividing Fractions   read play play play read open
Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Part I   read play play play read open
Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Part II   read play play play read open
Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Part III   read play play play read open
Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Part IV   read play play play read open
Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Part V   read play play play read open
Reducing Fractions: Part I   read play play play read open
Reducing Fractions: Part II   read play play part 1 part 2 open
"Kung Fu" Fractions   read play play play read open
Complex Fractions   read play play play read open
 
Section 1-3: Proportion and Percent   Study
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Ratios   read read play play play read  
Rates and Unit Price   read play play play read  
Proportions   read play play play read  
Applications of Proportions   read play play play read  
Percent   read play play play read  
Percent Problems   read play play play read  
Applications of Percent   read play play play read  
Sales Tax and Commission   read play play play read  
Percent Increase, Decrease, and Discount   read play play play read  
Simple Interest   read play play play read  
Chapter 2: Variable Expressions
Section 2-1: Integer Exponents   Study
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Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule   read read play play part 1 part 2 part 3    
Scientific Notation: Part I   read play play play    
Scientific Notation: Part II   read play play play    
Section 2-2: Polynomial Expressions
Multiplying Polynomials   read read play play      
Introduction to Factoring   read play play      
Factoring by Grouping   read play play part 1 part 2    
Factoring Trinomials   read play play part 1 part 2    
Section 2-3: Rational Expressions   read read play        
Section 2-4: Radical Expressions
Simplifying Radicals   read part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2        
Multiplying Radicals and Rationalizing Denominators   part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2        
Chapter 3: Equations
Section 3-1: Linear Equations   Study
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Solving Equations: Part I   read read play play      
Solving Equations: Part II   read play play      
Solving Equations: Part III   read play play      
Section 3-2: Quadratic Equations   read            
Section 3-3: Absolute Value Equations   read            
Section 3-4: Rational Equations   read read play        
Section 3-5: Radical Equations   read            
Chapter 4: Inequalities
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Section 4-1: Linear Inequalities   read            
Section 4-2: Quadratic Inequalities   read            
Section 4-3: Absolute Value Inequalities   read            
Chapter 5: Relations and Functions
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Section 5-1: Coordinate Geometry   read            
Section 5-2: Linear Relations
Graphing Linear Equations   read read play play part 1 part 2    
The Slope of a Line   read play play      
Equations of a Line   part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2 play play    
Section 5-3: Systems and Relations   read read play play      
Section 5-4: Functions   read            
Chapter 6: Geometry
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Section 6-1: Perimeter and Circumference read read play play play read open
Section 6-2: Area read read play play play read open
Section 6-3: Volume
Rectangular Solids   read read play ASL play ASL play ASL read open
Circles, Cylinders, and Spheres   read play play play read  
Section 6-4: Angles in a Plane   read            
Section 6-5: Special Triangles   read            
Section 6-6: Trigonometry   read            
Chapter 7: Probability and Statistics
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Section 7-1: Counting   read            
Section 7-2: Probability   read            
Section 7-3: Tables and Graphs   read            
Section 7-4: Statistics   read