**Funding Resources**

- National Physical Sciences Consortium – http://www.npsc.org

- Ford Foundation http://national-academies.org/fellowships

- NASA internships and fellowships: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/nasa.asp

- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

**GRE Resources**

(The new, revised GRE will be launched on August 1, 2011.)

- Link to Power Prep II – Software to practice the GRE:

http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/powerprep2

- MATH REVIEW:

http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_math_review.pdf

- MATHEMATICAL CONVENTIONS:

http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_math_conventions.pdf

**What are the math skills that you need to know?**

*Arithmetic*

- properties and types of integers, such as divisibility, factorization, prime numbers, remainders and odd and even integers
- arithmetic operations, exponents and radicals
- concepts such as estimation, percent, ratio, rate, absolute value, the number line, decimal representation and sequences of numbers.

*Algebra*

- operations with exponents
- factoring and simplifying algebraic expressions
- relations, functions, equations and inequalities
- solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities
- solving simultaneous equations and inequalities
- setting up equations to solve word problems
- coordinate geometry, including slopes and intercepts of lines and graphs of functions, equations and inequalities.

*Geometry*

- parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, triangles — including isosceles, equilateral and 30°-60°-90° triangles — quadrilaterals, other polygons, congruent and similar figures
- three-dimensional figures, area, perimeter, volume
- the Pythagorean theorem
- angle measurement in degrees.
- NOTE: The ability to construct proofs is not tested.

*Data analysis*

- basic descriptive statistics, such as mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, interquartile range, quartiles and percentiles
- interpretation of data in tables and graphs, such as line graphs, bar graphs, circle graphs, boxplots, scatterplots and frequency distributions
- elementary probability, such as probabilities of compound events and independent events; random variables and probability distributions, including normal distributions; and counting methods, such as combinations, permutations and Venn diagrams
- NOTE: These topics are typically taught in high school algebra courses or introductory statistics courses. Inferential statistics is not tested.

[Source: http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning%5D

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