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 […]

# Archive | GRE Math Tips

## Learning from GRE Math Practice

I’m going to ask you a question whose answer seems painfully obvious. What is the purpose of doing practice GRE math questions? Take a minute to really consider that question in its entirety and explore the implications of your answer. If your answer was any of these, or something similar to these, then it’s too […]

## 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 Solve Complicated GRE Math Problems

You might have prepped for months, using some of the toughest material out there. Nonetheless, come test day, there will be a question (or two!), that leaves you flummoxed. How you solve complicated math problems plays a very important part in how you solve them. Reading the question over and over again, sweat cascading down […]

## 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 […]

## How to Approach Complicated Math Problems

Every GRE test is going to have a few math questions that are very difficult. Upon seeing them, you may become completely flustered and believe that there is no way you are able to solve such a question. Oftentimes this is not the case. Rather, you fall into any number of traps that prevent you […]

## GRE Math – Help! I’m Terrible at 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 […]