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Re: GMAT Math Book [#permalink]
15 Feb 2012, 14:40

Hi, everybody! I'm newbie to the forum. Can you help, kill me, but I don't seen a link to Gmat Math Book as pdf or so, am I the only one that don't see it?!

Re: GMAT Math Book [#permalink]
15 Feb 2012, 22:48

Hi Alpene,

As far as I know Math book is not in pdf form, however on the 1st page links are giving to related topics in a sequence. So basically you can click on these links to access a particular topic. To go to 1st page look for page numbers on top right side of this discussion.

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Re: GMAT Math Book [#permalink]
27 Oct 2012, 03:09

Bunuel, is the PDF attached is latest compilation of all the posts? I mean if I go though PDF , no need to browse through individual topics? _________________

Re: GMAT Math Book [#permalink]
31 Oct 2012, 16:56

Thank you everyone who contributed to this amazing FREE resource.

Quick question regarding some of the material. I have been going though the book and found many things that I did not find in any other prep materials (including books and practice tests). In particular, there are a lot of formulas. How important is the memorization of these formulas? I am not sure I will be able to memorize how to calculate the sum of an arithmetic sequence given two non-endpoints oheme moire how to calculate the distance between two parallel lines.

Just looking for an expert opinion on whether the formulas are worth memorizing or would these formulas be hardly ever used and I am better off focusing my efforts on other aspects?

Re: GMAT Math Book [#permalink]
24 Nov 2012, 11:04

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Hi all,

bb mentioned that the mods are considering on revising the math book.

The book is a a gem of a resource, just that the topics appear to be a bit fragmented. Applauds to all the people involved in it,s creation.

Here is my analysis of the book:

Strengths: 1) Conciseness, this makes the book extremely helpful for quick revisions 2) Covers most of the core areas tested on GMAT. 3) One of it's kind. It is far from being the traditional practice-heavy workbooks.....

Suggestions: 1) The book is a great resource, but it is bit fragmented and hence reorg of topics will make it more structured. My thinking is to divide the book into core areas such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Word Problems, Geometry and then list down the individual topics. This might require bit of effort from all mods nd members since evrybody has to come to same page. 2) The topics such as word problems, sets etc. can be included in the new version so that it becomes a one stop for revising all concepts. 3) Since the book has been created by many different people in the past, maybe a overall revision make it more comprehensive. 4) Other nitty-gritty changes like updating the the contents and the question list with og 12 and 13.

These are just my crazy ideas, so please feel free to contradict in any way possible or propose any other suggestions.

Re: GMAT Math Book [#permalink]
25 Nov 2012, 05:54

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soumens wrote:

Hi all,

bb mentioned that the mods are considering on revising the math book.

The book is a a gem of a resource, just that the topics appear to be a bit fragmented. Applauds to all the people involved in it,s creation.

Here is my analysis of the book:

Strengths: 1) Conciseness, this makes the book extremely helpful for quick revisions 2) Covers most of the core areas tested on GMAT. 3) One of it's kind. It is far from being the traditional practice-heavy workbooks.....

Suggestions: 1) The book is a great resource, but it is bit fragmented and hence reorg of topics will make it more structured. My thinking is to divide the book into core areas such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Word Problems, Geometry and then list down the individual topics. This might require bit of effort from all mods nd members since evrybody has to come to same page. 2) The topics such as word problems, sets etc. can be included in the new version so that it becomes a one stop for revising all concepts. 3) Since the book has been created by many different people in the past, maybe a overall revision make it more comprehensive. 4) Other nitty-gritty changes like updating the the contents and the question list with og 12 and 13.

These are just my crazy ideas, so please feel free to contradict in any way possible or propose any other suggestions.

Thank you. I think one other item to discuss and determine is - what goal should this book serve? Originally we created resources for the topics that were not well represented or users have had more difficulties with and needed a simple and alternative explanation of the concept.

Over time we have realized that we have had quite a few topics and combined into the book and that's how the Math Book was born.

I guess now we can tweak it but before we really dive into it and do all the work, what should it be? Should it aim to replace/rival the MGMAT guides for example? (I am not sure that's a great idea since there are MGMAT guides and they are done well). There are also book such as the Total GMAT Math (extremely detailed and specific, probably beyond the necessary level).

So here are the options I can see: 1. GMAT Club Math book should be a single Math source that would replace the likes of MGMAT 2. GMAT Club Math book should be a collection of elite topics (like a SWAT team) 3. GMAT Club Math book should be unique in a way.....

Re: GMAT Math Book [#permalink]
25 Nov 2012, 08:08

bb wrote:

So here are the options I can see: 1. GMAT Club Math book should be a single Math source that would replace the likes of MGMAT 2. GMAT Club Math book should be a collection of elite topics (like a SWAT team) 3. GMAT Club Math book should be unique in a way.....

What do you think?

Great thought bb. Agreed with u. We have of to decide the direction before starting.

My suggestion will be in a midway between option 2 and 3. Crisp & Concise with all imp concepts in brief nd bit more emphasis on elite topics for SWAT team

1 is clearly out fr me because it duplicates things. In addition, it will require frequent revisions. There are multiple books serving the same.

Curious to think what the mod nd users think though!!!

Re: GMAT Math Book [#permalink]
27 Nov 2012, 17:36

I would suggest going with option 2 and the current contents. The current contents are quick to read and grasp just like aristotle sc book. You may finish the GC math book within 2 hours. But for people who need topic by topic thorough study got so many options already. Highly quality content and questions with perfect explanations of Bunuel should be the key !! _________________