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Hello there I want to pursue MBA down the line but I was never a math student till now. Any advice or suggestion to nurture my mind towards math so that I can achieve my dream please
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Hello there I want to pursue MBA down the line but I was never a math student till now. Any advice or suggestion to nurture my mind towards math so that I can achieve my dream please

Dear guddu6,
I'm happy to respond. :-) You have my sympathies, my friend!

First of all, here's an overview blog article, with links to other articles you may find helpful:
How to Study for GMAT Math

My friend, as with many challenges in life, this will take a mighty heart. The only way to get better at math is practice. It's like a language. If speak some language poorly, the only way I will get better is to throw myself into it, make every possible mistake there is to make, and get better slowly over time. It's the same with math. You have to be absolutely unafraid of making every possible mistake, because it is precisely that by making mistakes and understanding why they are mistakes that you progress. One definition of an "expert" is someone who has made every possible mistake in a field.

You have to have a mature attitude toward getting things wrong. For children, getting something wrong can reflect poorly on self-worth. To succeed in this challenge, you need to rise above taking mistakes personally, and embrace a much more heroic attitude toward mistakes. See this blog article from the GRE blog:
Good! I Got it Wrong!

I will also say that your focus and goal can play a large role in this. If your focus is explicitly some target score and your fixate on that, then every mistake makes you realize how far you are from it and it discourages you. If your primary focus is internal, your own learning, your own capacity for excellence, then at long as you are learning and progressing, it is all good. See this article:
Getting a Good GMAT Score

I would recommend starting simple. Do mental math every day:
= add & subtract two-digit numbers in your head
= practice your times tables: once you have single digit numbers down cold, move on to single digit times small two-digit numbers
= as you progress, work with division, two and three digit divided by single digit
You can have a friend hold a calculator and quiz you: that way, the friend will have the answer in front of him and can give you immediate feedback. The more comfort you have with ordinary arithmetic, the more the rest of mathematics will begin to open up to you.

Finally, here are some GMAT math flashcards. Drill those until you know them in your sleep.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mike :-)
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New post 03 Jun 2016, 19:16
Thank you very much for your help. Mike I m not that bad with basic calculations but o m definitely not motivated with serious math . Anyways I will look into the blogs which you have suggested and will keep you updated on how I should schedule myself on a daily basis to achieve my target
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Hey mike suggest me the books to start with slowly please
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Suggest me what free videos of Magoosh I should look up to start with and I m planning to do self study so help me out with it
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Suggest me what free videos of Magoosh I should look up to start with and I m planning to do self study so help me out with it


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New post 04 Jul 2017, 06:24
Hey Guddu6,
Best way to get motivation towards math is just follow through Veritas Prep Blog of Karishma.
That was simply amazing stuff..
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