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The Ultimate Math Refresher for GRE, GMAT, and SAT [Paperback]

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Oct. 15 2002 0967759404 978-0967759401
A comprehensive math review for the GRE, GMAT, and SAT. This math refresher workbook is designed to clearly and concisely state the basic math rules and principles of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry which a student needs to master. This is accomplished through a series of carefully sequenced practice sets designed to build a student's math skills step-by-step. The workbook emphasizes basic concepts and problem solving skills. Strategies for specific question types on the GRE, GMAT, and SAT are the focus of the Lighthouse Review self study programs.

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While viewing the data that was presented by your company, I decided to order materials to prepare for the GMAT. I received the study guides of which one was the math refresher workbook. After being out of the college enviornment for over 20 years, I was amazed at how little I had retained. But, I can say without reservation the information in the math refresher workbook was vital in my grasping the materials for the GMAT. The information in the actual GMAT booklet proved invaluable. Thanks for being a provider of information that was crucial to my understanding of the GMAT. -- David F. Wagoner, Sr.

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The workbook was designed by graduates from University of Texas at Austin.

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2.0 out of 5 stars This book is toooooo basic May 31 2001
By safcom
Don't buy this book - unless you are a complete zero in math. This book reviews stuff that you have in 3rd of 4th grade in school. I sat down and worked through all of the problems in this books, and it took me about 2 hours (with no difficulty). Believe me, this book is for PSAT or SAT rather than for graduate school exams such as GMAT or GRE!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Refresh means you already have the knowledge! Feb. 22 2011
By SBuckle
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This book would have been great should I have had the previous math background, but I didn't. This book quickly touches upon each area with minimal teaching as it assumes you already know all of it. There are very few drill sets to pound it in. If you need to start fresh, I would suggest Manhattan's Foundation of Math rather than this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for GMAT prep. Dec 12 2003
This book is a perfect refresher if you're aiming to get into a
good MBA program. The time consuming GMAT exam requires that you
rehash many of the old high school math fundamentals. The ideal way to use this book is to position it as a warm up. Spend one month just reading, and doing the problems in this book, and then begin your GMAT studies - it will truly help you pursue the score you're aiming for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for GMAT Prep! Nov. 5 2003
I am horrible at math but needed to brush up for my second shot at the GMAT. This book did an exceptional job of reintroducing math concepts I hadn't seen in years. There were plenty of practice problems with simple and practical explanations.
The first time I took the GMAT, I used Kaplan's math prep book. Although it gave me practice answering GMAT type questions, the reality was I really needed to first was brush up on my math fundamentals.
This book covers arithmatic, algebra, and geometry in 37 lessons. A great buy for anyone taking an ETS test!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great basic math review July 1 2003
By BHH
The ETS tests you on math that you haven't had in years. This is a great refresher book. Simple, straightforward excercises to get your brain going on arithmetics again. There are 3 parts to the book, arithmetics, algebra and word problems, and geometry. Having reviews all of these parts, I scored much higher on a subsequent practice test. If you can be fluent and fast in all the concepts presented in the book, you should be able to over 650 easily in the quantitative section (plus you should review the GRE Quantitative format).
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good refresher, no practice questions May 3 2002
By A Customer
I'd recommend this book for anyone who needs a good math refresher. This book is in an easy to use format, starting with easy material and progressing to the more difficult from there. Each section contains a brief (but good) explanation followed by a fair number of practice questions. Don't look for any long-winded explanations in this book, it is a refresher, just as they say. Also, it is printed on good stock, so it holds up nicely. I took mine cross country with no problems, unlike the review books printed on newprint which didn't fare as well.
The biggest problem I encountered with this book is that it does not contain any test specific questions such as the GMAT's data sufficiency questions or the quantitative comparisons on the GRE. If you are looking for practice questions, this is not the book for you. If you want a math refresher, this is the book for you. If you are particularly strong in math, you probably won't find this book very helpful, unless you want to do basic math problems, out of test format. I used this book as a math refresher, then went on to one of the other review books for specific question practice. That combination seemed to work for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made A Difference April 11 2002
This workbook made a difference in how I approached studying for the math portion of my test. I didn't realize just how much I had forgotten until I sat down with this study guide. Working through each section step by step increased my confidence level tremendously.
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I'm a 55-year old female that has been in the banking business for 30 years. I graduated from college with a degree in math and science a long time ago. I have always wanted to get a graduate degree, but have been afraid that I would have forgotten so much. The Ultimate Math Refresher took that fear away as it was a great, fun and easy refresher for me. The language is clear and concise, and the practice sets are well designed to refresh your math skills and concepts. I couldn't have found a better step-by-step method to get up to speed for the GMAT--even though I had a Math Degree and use to teach math many years ago!
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