- Paperback: 520 pages
- Publisher: Manhattan Prep Publishing; 5th edition (November 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935707590
- ISBN-13: 978-1935707592
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 43 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Foundations of GMAT Math, 5th Edition (Manhattan GMAT Preparation Guide: Foundations of Math) 5th Edition
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From the Author
Chapter by Chapter
3. EXPONENTS & ROOTS
5. FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, PERCENTS, & RATIOS
7. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS
8. BEYOND EQUATIONS: INEQUALITIES & ABSOLUTE VALUE
9. WORD PROBLEMS
From the Back Cover
Foundations of GMAT Math is a stress-free guide to mastering the fundamental math topics tested on the GMAT, including algebra, number properties, inequalities, exponents, fractions, divisibility, geometry, and more. Relearn the basics through easy-to-follow explanations of concepts and reinforce learning with hundreds of practice problems. Enhance your overall performance, no matter what score you're aiming for!
Top customer reviews
- Very thorough
- Fixed all(?) of the previous typos
- Significantly reworked and improved the sequence of topics (now arithmetic is before word problems)
- Added Arithmetic (2nd edition only)
- Great coverage of coordinate geometry
- Helpful and valuable divisibility and exponents section
- TONS of bonus questions online (500+ of GMAT-format questions)
- Have not verified every question, but hoping for quality better than the first edition (had many mistakes)
- The book has 500 practice questions but they are not in a GMAT format, rather a math-textbook format
- Massive! Massive (see my images I uploaded comparing it to the previous edition) 500 full-size pages - I think the expectation is that you skip parts that you know
- Some shortcuts (such as diamond method of solving quadratic equations) are confusing to those educated in formal math (but then those probably won't be using this book)
- Easy (i know it is supposed to be), but still - only easy questions
Bottom line: if you are comfortable with other MGMAT books, this book is probably not for you. If you are uneasy about math, give this book a try - you don't regret it. It is fantastic value for the 800 questions it offers. Would also recommend you pick up Number Properties and Word Translations by Manhattan GMAT. If you have purchased a full Manhattan GMAT set of books and hesitating between this book and Kaplan's version, definitely get this one - it integrates better.
For reference, here are the topics covered by the book:
1. Arithmetic (new)
2. Divisibility (very helpful!)
3. Exponents and roots - helpful as well
5. Fractions, decimals, and percents
7. Quadratic Equations
8. Beyond equations
9. Word Problems
10. Geometry (very extensive section)
BB, GMAT 750
Founder of GMAT Club
1) Brings you behind the theory necessary to understand how the creators of the GMAT construct their questions
2) Starts you at the very basic elements involved with GMAT Math questions
3) Provides numerous sample questions to quizz you on what you've read and practiced through sample questions
I'm very happy with this purchase. The GMAT is challenging and for someone who didn't have the high school schooling necessary to engage with the GMAT initiatlly, the Foundations of GMAT Math text has helped tremendously.
I have used The Princeton Review and Kaplan guides in the past, but, those books do not even come close to Manhattan Prep in terms of the quality of the content and explanations.
Will take the GMAT in 40 days... we shall see how prepared this book has made me...
Overall, good for someone who hasn't thought about A = 1/2*b*h in a looooooong time.