kdavid Posted February 9, 2013 Share Posted February 9, 2013 I've heard that the SAT math section is more difficult than the GRE's. Is this true? I ask because the Khan Academy has a section on SAT math, but not one for the GRE. I was hoping to use this to help me prepare for the GRE. I haven't been in a math class in almost a decade, and A LOT of what I learned in high school and university has been lost. Before I started working through the Khan Academy units I was struggling even with basic algebra. I have many, many prep books, but their approach/presentation hasn't been as successful as the Khan Academy's, so I'd like to stick with this. I'm curious as to how "deep" into the Khan Academy's rabbit hole I need to dive in order to do well on the quantitative section. An overview of topics covered can be found here. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

midnight Posted February 9, 2013 Share Posted February 9, 2013 (edited) You need arithmetic, algebra/algebra II (e.g., functions), geometry (no proofs), data analysis, and stats/probability for GRE math. You don't need trig, calculus, or beyond. Check here for more info: http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning Oh, and there seems to be a recent increase in stats and probability questions on the GRE, so they're definitely worth reviewing in earnest. Once you've completed Khan Academy, I highly recommend taking full practice tests from Barron's Six Practice Tests--they were all very similar to what I faced on test day in terms of content and difficulty. Edited February 9, 2013 by midnight streetlight Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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