Hi everyone! It is my first time posting here and the question I want to ask is:
I have only taken cal13, diff eqn, linear algebra during my undergraduate course. Is it possible to get a OK GRE maths score (eg. 50th percentile) with just the Princeton review book?
What are some good additional materials should I read to get me prepared for the test?
Thanks a brunch!
Nonmath major to take GRE maths

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Re: Nonmath major to take GRE maths
Are you talking about the math section of the general GRE or the math subject test?
For the math section of the general GRE, you definitely have enough background.
A large portion of the math subject test is calculus, diff equations and linear algebra, so if you study the Princeton Review book I think 50% is potentially reachable. However, some more proofbased math experience would definitely be helpful. If I may ask, if you are taking the math subject test, why? It's only needed for math graduate programs, but I don't know if it makes sense to apply without any proofbased math experience.
For the math section of the general GRE, you definitely have enough background.
A large portion of the math subject test is calculus, diff equations and linear algebra, so if you study the Princeton Review book I think 50% is potentially reachable. However, some more proofbased math experience would definitely be helpful. If I may ask, if you are taking the math subject test, why? It's only needed for math graduate programs, but I don't know if it makes sense to apply without any proofbased math experience.

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Re: Nonmath major to take GRE maths
Thanks for your reply. I was talking about the subject test. I am planning to do a masters in something like analytics, and so was thinking of taking math GRE test to boost my application.temporaryacct wrote: ↑Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:08 amAre you talking about the math section of the general GRE or the math subject test?
For the math section of the general GRE, you definitely have enough background.
A large portion of the math subject test is calculus, diff equations and linear algebra, so if you study the Princeton Review book I think 50% is potentially reachable. However, some more proofbased math experience would definitely be helpful. If I may ask, if you are taking the math subject test, why? It's only needed for math graduate programs, but I don't know if it makes sense to apply without any proofbased math experience.

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Re: Nonmath major to take GRE maths
I have never heard of the math subject GRE being relevant for any grad program except for pure and applied math. If I were on the admissions committee for a masters in analytics, I would probably consider the math subject GRE entirely irrelevant. Perhaps if the program is jointly administered by a math department, there may be professors who understand how to interpret math subject GRE scores, but even then, I think it'd only help if you did particularly well.
Note that this should be taken with a grain of salt, as I'm a math professor, and I've only served on math graduate school admissions committees.
Note that this should be taken with a grain of salt, as I'm a math professor, and I've only served on math graduate school admissions committees.