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MathRevolution alone is not enough?

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Hi friends. I recently started my MathRevolution course and I think going over only what is given in MathRevolution course is not enough to be 100% ready for the test. I think I have done about 20-25% of the course. The course seems to focus mostly on the approach rather than Math knowledge. In many questions, the concept knowledge is way more important than the approach, for example: find a remainder of the following division: (some large number) / 9. You have to know that sum of each numbers in given number can give us an exact remainder without actually considering making a complicated division of the original large number over 9. If you did not know that, the approach method will less likely help to get the right answer.

Is anyone using Math Revolution here? Do you have to combine with other materials to strengthen your skills?

I am thinking of combining with Manhattan Quant Guide which consists of 4 guides. (also, how would you review this one?)

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I'm using Math Revolution and I have the Manhattan prep advanced quant book.
MathRevolution alone is not enough to get by, no matter what they say. It teaches you how to make the best possible educated guess, which is actually really helpful, and not a part of other resources I've researched.

I've taken the GMAT twice now, and frankly you cannot learn enough math to get a 51 on this exam. I was a mathematics minor who studied probability theory in depth. I can't do some of these probability questions.
The problem that MathRevolution solves very well is this: the first 1/3 of the exam is so easy that you could get by with a bit of knowledge and an educated guess. The first few times I tried the exam, I forgot some rules or got tripped up on details and never even saw the 49-51 level questions I spent months practicing.

All this is to say, the GMAT is not a math exam. It prizes speed and logic more than creativity and analytical skill. Therefore problem solving is more important than knowing how to find the units digit of 10997347^17. MathRevolution is unique in that it is specifically geared towards problem solving.
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MRose96 wrote:
I'm using Math Revolution and I have the Manhattan prep advanced quant book.
MathRevolution alone is not enough to get by, no matter what they say. It teaches you how to make the best possible educated guess, which is actually really helpful, and not a part of other resources I've researched.

I've taken the GMAT twice now, and frankly you cannot learn enough math to get a 51 on this exam. I was a mathematics minor who studied probability theory in depth. I can't do some of these probability questions.
The problem that MathRevolution solves very well is this: the first 1/3 of the exam is so easy that you could get by with a bit of knowledge and an educated guess. The first few times I tried the exam, I forgot some rules or got tripped up on details and never even saw the 49-51 level questions I spent months practicing.

All this is to say, the GMAT is not a math exam. It prizes speed and logic more than creativity and analytical skill. Therefore problem solving is more important than knowing how to find the units digit of 10997347^17. MathRevolution is unique in that it is specifically geared towards problem solving.


Thank you for sharing your experience. It is really interesting to know others' opinions.

Looking forward to more comments.

Thank you all.
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