The Math skills required for GRE quantitative reasoning section are of a basic standard that should be within the reach of a tenth grade student. You don't need to learn up lots of new formulae but you will need to sharpen up your thinking skills.

Questions are of three main types:

- Multiple choice problem solving (with one or more correct answers)
- Numeric entry
- Quantitative comparisons

You may be tested on basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and a few miscellaneous topics (mainly data interpretation and applied math).

To see the required level of difficulty and the type of topics tested do one of our free GRE math practice tests:

- 10 Problem Solving Practice Tests
- 12 Numeric Entry Practice Tests
- 10 Quantitative Comparison Practice Tests

It is important to try full-length practice tests under timed conditions; for this we recommend the Powerprep II tests provided free by ETS.

You are allowed to use a calculator. You are allowed to do rough work on the paper provided during the GRE test, so have some rough sheets available when you start the mini tests. Remember, math skills improve with practice.

If it has been a long time since you've done any math and need a review we recommend the Kaplan GRE Math Workbook