It is currently 24 Jun 2017, 11:03

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Best GMAT Math Books 2017

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
G
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 15143
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Best GMAT Math Books 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Mar 2017, 17:57
Expert's post
4
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Top & Best GMAT Math Books




Common Book Combinations and Recommendatios
1. Need to figure out your weaknesses in GMAT math? Take a GMATPrep test or GMAT Club's free gmat diagnostic test
2. Rusty with Math or want to be very methodical - start with basics: Manhattan GMAT Foundations of GMAT Math
3. OK with Math but need a good review in a short amount of time: Kaplan Math Workbook + MGMAT Number Properties + MGMAT Word Translations
4. Need highest score and have time: MGMAT Guides + GMAT Club tests
5. Need additional quant question practice: OG Quant, QP1, Kaplan GMAT 800, MGMAT Advanced (has some errors/typos), or use gmat club tags
6. Probability and Combinations review: http://gmatclub.com/forum/combinations- ... 56486.html and MGMAT Word Translations



1. GMAT Math Books

1. Manhattan GMAT (MGMAT) Guides
Recommended for best results if you have the time.
Strengths:
1. Good balance between test taking strategies and background theory explanations
2. Single-topic focus of each guide allows the student to purchase only those guides that pertain to his/her weaknesses
3. Covered concepts are illustrated with examples that are conveniently assigned to either PS or DS section.
4. Access to 6 Online CAT's (same for each book)
5. Additional online practice question banks (different for each book)
Weaknesses:
1. Time and Money
2. Books themselves do not contain many practice questions (though online and OG 12 references more than compensate)
Notes: most often recommended guide is the Manhattan GMAT Number properties and MGMAT Word Translations





2. Veritas Prep Guides
Rival of the MGMAT bundle though a bit higher priced.
Strengths:
1. 12 total guides + an intro book for quant + test simulation booklet
2. Practice questions. Every one of the guides is packed with practice questions
3. Fresh questions; you probably have not seen them on forums/etc since these books have just been published

Weaknesses:
1. Spacing is a bit strange sometimes with only one question per page









3. Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook
A solid supplement to the Official Guide
Strengths:
1. Fairly comprehensive review of the basic math concepts needed for the GMAT
2. Structure of the book allows you to work from start to finish, building on previous skills learned
3. Sections devoted to Word problem and Data Sufficiency questions
Weaknesses:
1. Statistics, Combinations/Permutations and Probability are not covered
2. Questions do not reflect GMAT questions, but rather are designed to insure that the material is mastered
Notes: Recommended/most interesting problem compilation from Kaplan Math Workbook
Faster than going through the math MGMAT Guides, but also not as thorough









4. Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review
Great for additional math practice questions, but don't expect to find any strategies or math lessons here.
Strengths:
1. 300 real GMAT questions
2. Real GMAT questions retired from past tests
3. The practice questions are organized by level of difficulty
4. The practice questions follow actual GMAT test patterns - great to have one's ear trained.
Weaknesses:
1. The book does not contain any strategies
2. It does have a few short review sections but they are very weak
3. Mostly easy and medium difficulty questions. Not very helpful to a person aiming to get above 700.
Bottom Line: this book is optional; usually the OG is sufficient by itself.










5. GMAT Club Math Book
120 pages covering some of the trickier and harder topics such as Number Theory, Probability, and Combinations
Strengths:
1. It is Free!
2. Has sample and practice questions
3. Extensive explanations and support on the forum
Weaknesses:
1. It does not have some of the more basic topics and has multiple authors so the flow is not ideal
2. You will need to find more practice questions
Bottom Line: It is free, and has solid content from GMAT Club's brightest minds








-
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests


Last edited by bb on 01 Mar 2017, 18:52, edited 6 times in total.
Updated
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesMagoosh Discount CodesMath Revolution Discount Codes
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
G
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 15143
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Best GMAT Math Books 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Mar 2017, 18:54
Additional materials to consider:

1. Advanced GMAT Quant by MGMAT https://gmatclub.com/forum/advanced-gma ... 14166.html
2. Math Revolution's 700 Question Bank
3. Total GMAT Math by Jeff Sackman
4. Ian Stewart's GMAT Math books/collections - you will have to PM him for those IanStewart
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New!
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here...
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
S
Joined: 02 Sep 2016
Posts: 524
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Best GMAT Math Books 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Mar 2017, 11:09
1
This post received
KUDOS
Hello bb

Great compilation.
I am stuck at Q37. Should I buy the manhattan guides only or any other book ?


Thanks
_________________

Help me make my explanation better by providing a logical feedback.

If you liked the post, HIT KUDOS !!

Don't quit.............Do it. :)

Re: Best GMAT Math Books 2017   [#permalink] 06 Mar 2017, 11:09
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Best Way To Use GMAT Club Math and Grammar Books? King807 1 02 Jun 2013, 21:57
Experts publish their posts in the topic Best GMAT book for math and verbal drills arjun206 2 07 Oct 2012, 07:45
115 Experts publish their posts in the topic Best GMAT Books bb 368 09 Aug 2011, 07:40
Experts publish their posts in the topic What is the best Maths theory book? jacket882 6 05 May 2009, 09:02
Best Book for GMAT Preparation chitrakar12 13 19 Nov 2013, 07:42
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Best GMAT Math Books 2017

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HiLine



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.