Math Subject GRE prep

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Math Subject GRE prep
Can someone give me some tips for doing well on math gre subject test — it’s the 2nd time I have messed it up pretty bad.
Also does anyone have any rough estimate for raw score to percentile on this test?
Also does anyone have any rough estimate for raw score to percentile on this test?
Re: Math Subject GRE prep
I don't know about the raw scores, I'm pretty sure they changes over time you can probably google it.AvailableProject1234 wrote: ↑Fri Oct 06, 2023 8:24 pmCan someone give me some tips for doing well on math gre subject test — it’s the 2nd time I have messed it up pretty bad.
Also does anyone have any rough estimate for raw score to percentile on this test?
As for tips to do well on the math GRE test, fwiw I did almost all the exercises in Stewart's thick calculus book and also did a lot of problems from Schaum's outline in Calculus, differential equations, abstract algebra and linear algebra.

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Re: Math Subject GRE prep
Yes definitely do all if not most of the problems in schaum's calculus. It's probably sufficient to just do the first couple chapters for schaum's diff eq, linear algebra and abstract algebra.
I basically studied only out of schaum's outlines. Reading whatever textbook for your courses i.e. Rudin, Artin, Munkres doesn't help much honestly to the math GRE. I would focus on Schaum's calculus, do so much problems to the point that you can do them under a minute, otherwise you won't have much time left to tackle problems beyond calculus in the exam.
I focused on reviewing course materials in my earlier attempts and got terrible scores like 660. Then I focused on the schaum's outlines and got an 880. If you're from a smaller school like mine that's not well known or reputable or have a phd program, your math GRE scores really really helps.
I basically studied only out of schaum's outlines. Reading whatever textbook for your courses i.e. Rudin, Artin, Munkres doesn't help much honestly to the math GRE. I would focus on Schaum's calculus, do so much problems to the point that you can do them under a minute, otherwise you won't have much time left to tackle problems beyond calculus in the exam.
I focused on reviewing course materials in my earlier attempts and got terrible scores like 660. Then I focused on the schaum's outlines and got an 880. If you're from a smaller school like mine that's not well known or reputable or have a phd program, your math GRE scores really really helps.

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Re: Math Subject GRE prep
Honestly when I took calculus in high school so by the time I was preparing for the math GREs I was terrible at calculus and diff equation problems. Schaum's is essentially a problem bank, but I gone a step further and find problems elsewhere as well like standard calculus texts or other calculus problem books. You'll ultimately want to see problems made up by one than one person imho since there's nevertheless a pattern to how problems are made if it's coming from only 1 person

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Re: Math Subject GRE prep
Integrating is hard seriously. I'm pretty sure if I'm asked to integrate 1/x^2 from 1 to 1 I would have just applied the FTC like a freshman without giving it a second thought.
I think I've already forgotten how to integrate by parts, substitution and change of variables.
I think I've already forgotten how to integrate by parts, substitution and change of variables.

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Re: Math Subject GRE prep
Been there done that.fiveier.analysis wrote: ↑Mon Oct 16, 2023 4:20 pmIntegrating is hard seriously. I'm pretty sure if I'm asked to integrate 1/x^2 from 1 to 1 I would have just applied the FTC like a freshman without giving it a second thought.
I think I've already forgotten how to integrate by parts, substitution and change of variables.

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Re: Math Subject GRE prep
Call me a jerk, but if and when I get to teach calculus, I'm definitely putting that question on an exam.anticategories wrote: ↑Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:06 amBeen there done that.fiveier.analysis wrote: ↑Mon Oct 16, 2023 4:20 pmIntegrating is hard seriously. I'm pretty sure if I'm asked to integrate 1/x^2 from 1 to 1 I would have just applied the FTC like a freshman without giving it a second thought.
I think I've already forgotten how to integrate by parts, substitution and change of variables.
I took ap calculus bc in high school and my teacher pulled that on me. Like:
part (a) State the fundamental theorem of calculus
part (b) Evaluate 1/x^2 from 1 to 1
and when majority of us screwed up on that question he pointed at part (a) and said 'you guys dug your own grave'
Re: Math Subject GRE prep
you asked for itfiveier.analysis wrote: ↑Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:40 pmCall me a jerk, but if and when I get to teach calculus, I'm definitely putting that question on an exam.anticategories wrote: ↑Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:06 amBeen there done that.fiveier.analysis wrote: ↑Mon Oct 16, 2023 4:20 pmIntegrating is hard seriously. I'm pretty sure if I'm asked to integrate 1/x^2 from 1 to 1 I would have just applied the FTC like a freshman without giving it a second thought.
I think I've already forgotten how to integrate by parts, substitution and change of variables.
I took ap calculus bc in high school and my teacher pulled that on me. Like:
part (a) State the fundamental theorem of calculus
part (b) Evaluate 1/x^2 from 1 to 1
and when majority of us screwed up on that question he pointed at part (a) and said 'you guys dug your own grave'
You're a jerk.
don't be so cruel