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

MGMAT2. 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?

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