Ender Markal, M.B.A., C.F.A. - All books by this author
Gaining admission to a top business school is becoming harder and more competitive each year. The 2008Ė09 test year, for example, set a record with more than 265,000 GMAT tests administered, an 8% increase over the previous year. Today, aspiring graduate school students compete with MBA hopefuls from all over the world for limited spots offered by top schools.
If graduate business school is in your future, Barronís GMAT Math Workbook gives you the help you need to excel on the testís math section and dramatically improves your chances for acceptance at a top school. Author Ender Markal reviews fundamentals of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, but most important of all, he gives special attention to the testís often-perplexing word problems, with advice on translating a problemís words into a specific equation. He also focuses on a problem type that will be new to many GMAT test takers: the data sufficiency question. Two full-length model math tests with answers are also included for further practice.
This book stresses the importance of your GMAT score as a major factor in your acceptance chances into a business program. Fortunately, itís within your control to boost your GMAT score as an integral part of applying to leading schools. With the kind of preparation offered by Barronís GMAT Math Workbook , you can use the GMAT test to your advantage and present a graduate school application that stands out among many others. The GMAT is your only chance to make up for the weaker parts of your application by enhancing your acceptance chances and presenting an up-to-date indication of your current skills and eligibility. Barronís GMAT Math Workbook can be an important tool in achieving an outstanding GMAT score.
The GMAT focuses mainly on testing your ability to executeóto examine a problem and produce a solution. Because understanding math concepts theoretically is one thing, and carrying out their execution is another, Barronís GMAT Math Workbook introduces fundamental mathematical concepts tested by the GMAT, and then presents a range of problems through which you can apply those concepts. First you will familiarize yourself with math principles, and then youíll bridge the gap between understanding basic concepts and solving specific GMAT questions. This bookís comprehensive examples are designed to help you fully understand each concept before you proceed to self-practice. The extensive sample problems in each section allow you to test both your mastery of principles and your problem-solving skill.
While none of the concepts that you will encounter on the GMAT is more challenging than those you learned in high school, you might find connecting the dots between concepts and solutions difficult at first. Thatís where Barronís GMAT Math Workbook proves especially helpful. It presents many explanations that help you establish a direct relationship between basic concepts and solution applications. Concepts presented in this book that are most likely to appear new to you are those relating specifically to the GMATís structure. Thus, using this manual to study for the exam becomes more a matter of refreshing your memory than learning new concepts.
Ultimately, your success is the product of an effective GMAT preparation strategy. Barronís GMAT Math Workbook presents a strategic approach to two different aspects of the GMAT: developing a preparatory learning system well before taking the exam, and then mastering problem-solving strategies to be implemented on test day.
This bookís subject explanations are presented with the busy test taker in mind and are organized by bullet points. Reminder boxes included throughout the book will help you solve many problems that donít require the aid of a calculator. As a graduate school applicant, you will find Barronís GMAT Math Workbook a valuable and practical guide to achieving a life-changing goal. With guidance from this book, itís now up to you to take control and accomplish that objective.
Table of Contents:
1.1 Laying the Foundation
1.2 Welcome to the GMAT
1.3 How to Use This Book to Your Best Advantage
1.4 Say Hello to the GMAT
1.5 How the CAT Works
1.6 Preparation Strategies
1.7 Test Day Strategies
1.8 Specific Tips for the Quantitative Section
1.9 Registering for the GMAT
2.1 Properties of Real Numbers and Integers
2.2 Ratios and Proportions
2.4 Descriptive Statistics
2.5 Counting Methods and Probability
3.1 Algebraic Expressions and Factoring
3.2 Linear Equations and Inequalities
3.3 Exponents and Radicals
3.4 Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Symbolism
4.1 Translation from Words to Equations and Basic Word Problems
4.2 Rate Problems
4.3 Work Problems
4.4 Mixture Problems
4.5 Investment/Interest Problems
4.6 Set Problems and Venn Diagrams
5.1 Lines, Angles, and Triangles
5.2 Quadrilaterals, Circles, and Solids
5.3 Coordinate Geometry and Graphs
5.4 Data Interpretation
6.2 Two Types of Questions
6.3 Interpreting the Stem
6.4 Challenging the Statements
7.1 Model Test 1 and Answers
7.2 Model Test 2 and Answers
Paperback / 320 Pages / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 / 2011