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The Best GRE Math Tips to Get Your Dream Score

Scoring high on the GRE is an important part of getting into the graduate program of your choice. In fact, many business schools require the GRE test as part of their admission process for an MBA degree. The Quantitative Reasoning section (a.k.a. GRE Quantitative Section or just GRE Math) is perhaps the one section that causes […]

How to Round to the Nearest Integer | GRE Math

What does it mean to round a number? Rounding means to make a number shorter or simpler, but keeping it as close in value as possible to the original number. Let’s take a closer look: Rounding to the nearest integer The most common type of rounding is to round to the nearest integer.  The rule […]

Coming Back to Math after Years Away

Suppose you have been away from math for a while, perhaps since Algebra Two and the SAT in high school.  After these necessarily evils, you bid it a hasty farewell and gave it the bum’s rush from your entire life.  Now, several years later, you have completed a Baccalaureate degree in something, and wish to […]

How to Study GRE Math

So you’ve bought a few of the major test prep books, and you’re ready to rip into the quantitative part. You’ll read through each book, page by page, and by the end, GRE math mastery will be yours. If only! Studying for GRE quant is actually much more complicated than the above. Indeed many become […]

Help! I’m Terrible at GRE Math!

This is the sister post to I’m Terrible at GRE Verbal! Help! 🙂 Sometimes we all need a little GRE math help. It usually doesn’t take more than the first session for a new student/tutee to look over me and confide sheepishly, “I need help with GRE math. I’m so bad at it!” Mind you, I […]

How to Do GRE Math Faster

Practice Question Solve this question.  Allot yourself a strict 1.5 minute time limit. 1) In the figure, ABCD is a square, and all the dots are evenly spaced: each vertical or horizontal distance between two adjacent dots is 3 units.  Find the area of the shaded region. 60 72 81 96 120 An explanation will […]

What Unit Conversions Should You Know For The GRE?

Many times, if units are involved in a GRE Math question, the question itself will supply the relative conversions.  Sometimes, though, it expects you to have a few basic ones memorized.  What should you know?   The very basic, very common conversions Even the ones in this category, the test may supply, but sometimes it […]

Identify Your Weak Points in GRE Math

The GRE math can be tricky but unlike the GMAT, in which questions can be fiendishly convoluted, the GRE still rewards fundamentals. If you have a solid grounding in all of the fundamentals—that’s right, no weak areas but an across the board sturdy grasp of any concepts that can pop up test day—you have a […]

Pacing on the GRE Math Sections

The GRE math sections each contain 20 questions. You are given 35 minutes for each section, which works out to 1:45 seconds per question. Below are some helpful tips to help you wisely use these 35 minutes.   Go for the low-hanging fruit Each question in the GRE quantitative section is worth the same number […]

How to Improve Your GRE Math Score

Learn the Fundamentals This may seem obvious – but you need to have a strong grasp of basics such as exponents, triangle properties, an integers before even attempting to take the test. But even a shaky grasp of the fundamentals can slow you down. Make sure you are confident with the basics. However, there is […]