Jeff Sackmann
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Jeff Sackmann has been helping students like you reach their GMAT score goals for nearly a decade. Jeff began as a star tutor and classroom teacher for a big test-prep company. Since 2006, he has focused on developing the best materials in the industry, saving you time, money, and stress.
Based in New York City, Jeff has created many resources for GMAT preparation, including the popular Total GMAT Math and Total GMAT Verbal, as well as 1,800 practice GMAT math questions and his Guides to the Official Guide.
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Total GMAT Math Table of Contents


Earlier this week in my Beginner's Guide to GMAT Math Content, I suggested several resources in which you could find a list of the content covered on the test--without getting a catalog of topics that aren't on the test.

One of those was my Total GMAT Math. Since then, a few of you have asked me about the Table of Contents for that book.

The way the book is structured, there is an expository section on each topic listed below, followed by 10 to 20 "drill" questions (not GMAT-like questions, just a subject quiz to see if you understood the material) and then five realistic GMAT practice questions on that topic.

So, here you go: a list of the contents of Total GMAT Math.

  • Mental Math
  • Algebra:
    • Fractions
    • Decimals
    • Simplifying Expressions
    • Linear Equations
    • Systems of Equations (solving for multiple variables)
    • Quadratic Equations (equations with exponents)
    • Inequalities
    • Absolute Value
    • Exponents
    • Roots
  • Geometry
    • Lines and Angles (parallel lines, opposite and complementary angles, etc.)
    • Triangles
    • Right Triangles (including common triangle ratios)
    • Quadrilaterals (squares, rectangles, trapezoids)
    • Circles (including arcs and sectors)
    • Solids (cubes, rectangular solids, cylinders; volume and surface area)
    • Coordinate Geometry (slope, equation of a line, etc.)
    • Polygons (figures with more than four sides)
  • Word Problems:
    • Ratios
    • Percents
    • Rates (free sample chapter)
    • Work (also known as combined rate)
    • Measurement (unit conversion)
    • Mixture
    • Interest (simple and compound)
  • Number Properties
    • Primes
    • Factors (including prime factorizations)
    • Multiples (including divisibility rules)
    • Evens/Odds
    • Consecutive Numbers
  • Sets:
    • Average
    • Weighted Average
    • Statistics (mean, mode, range, standard deviation)
    • Overlapping Sets (also known as Venn Diagram questions)
  • Advanced Topics:
    • Probability
    • Combinations
    • Permutations
    • Symbolism
    • Functions
    • Sequences