**Executive Summary – GMAT Math Preparation Toronto**

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a required for admission to many MBA programs. Math has always been a very big part of the GMAT. The GMAT will be adding a new section called GMAT Integrated Reasoning. The section took effect in 2012.

**Common Problems With GMAT Math**

There are two reasons that people commonly have trouble with GMAT Math:

**1. They don’t know what to do.** They lack the background skills and confidence to understand the GMAT questions and to solve them. If you need to improve your background GMAT math skills, consider our GMAT Math Skills Review.

**2. They can’t do what they know.** They have acquired the basic math skills, but lack the ability to apply them in the context of the GMAT questions. This is a very common problem. If you are having trouble applying your knowledge to the GMAT questions, and need help moving to the next level consider our 800 GMAT Math Clinic

The Richardson Prep Centre offers Toronto GMAT Preparation Courses which cover both the GMAT quantitative and GMAT verbal question types.

For general GMAT tutoring information: gmat@mathmagic.ca

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**About GMAT Math (or should we say GMAT Quantitative)
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**About The GMAT – The Essentials**

“GMAT” stands for “Graduate Management Admission Test”. The GMAT is used as part of the admissions process for most MBA programs. Many MBA programs will also accept the “GRE” which stands for Graduate Record Exam. The GRE has changed and a “Revised GRE” took effect on August 1, 2011. The GMAT has added a new section called GMAT Integrated Reasoning – which took effect in 2012. Those applying to schools that will accept either the GMAT or GRE should consider preparing for both and see where your competitive advantage lies. GRE Math assumes approximately the same level of background math skills as the GMAT.

Register for the GMAT and download a free GMAT test at http://www.mba.com

Register for the GRE and download a free GRE test at http://www.gre.org

**GMAT Math – Or Should We Say GMAT Quantitative**

It is notable that GMAT does not refer to the questions as “math questions” but rather as “quantitative questions”. The GMAT (whether a quantitative or verbal section) is a test of reading and reasoning. The math skills required for the GMAT should be thought of as the tools, that are needed to demonstrate that you:

– understand the GMAT test questions you are asked;

– can determine the answer to that GMAT questions; and

– can identify the answer to that question in the context of a multiple choice computer adaptive test.

The level of math knowledge required to succeed on the GMAT operates on the level of high school math. The GMAT neither presumes knowledge of nor tests calculus or vectors. The GMAT does not require knowing the formulas of investment math.

**The Two GMAT Quantitative Question Formats:**

GMAT Problem Solving – These are problem solving questions which deal with every day situations. The questions may or may not have a business context. You will be required to either solve or recognize the correct answer and choose from among five answer choices.

GMAT Data Sufficiency – These questions are more difficult. When it comes to Data Sufficiency there is both good news and bad news:

The Good News – You are not required to answer the question, but only recognize whether a person of competence could answer the question.

The Bad News – Data Sufficiency is generally thought to be harder than Problem Solving.

Either way, you should not take the GMAT until you have understood and mastered these two question types.

In addition to our GMAT tutoring we offer GMAT preparation courses in Toronto.