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DAT Math Destroyer

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by emitpeels, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. emitpeels

    emitpeels 2+ Year Member

    May 22, 2013
    Hey guys! I started going through the math destroyer and I'm having a difficult time. I have never been talented at math, but I know going through these problems is the best way to get a decent QR score. I was wondering if you guys could offer some advice on how to utilize this resource without having the urge to crawl into a ball and cry everytime I do practice problems. Thanks!
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  3. hongbinbaneben

    hongbinbaneben 2+ Year Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    In my opinion, ALL destroyers are not meant to be used as practice sections but as learning materials. Completing the sections in the math destroyer timed will be quite challenging at first...but once you learn from your mistakes (really try to learn how to approach each problem), each section will get much easier and you will realize how much less difficult the math section on the real exam is.
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  4. emitpeels

    emitpeels 2+ Year Member

    May 22, 2013
    Everytime I sit down to do the problems it makes me feel like I want to cry. The problems are so tough, I guess I just wanted to see if other people felt the same way. I guess I just need to keep hammering away at it.
  5. Soleus715

    Soleus715 5+ Year Member

    Sep 6, 2011
    I felt the same way. The problem is that you are going to see radically different types of questions every time you practice.

    It's not about being good at memorizing the material but knowing how to use high school level math to solve DAT level math puzzles.
    It felt like time was the biggest factor. If any pre-dent was given 10 hours for the section, I think everyone can get 30 (at least from my version of the DAT QR).
  6. Dotoday

    Dotoday 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2007
    Do not give up man. It is usually tough at first. However, if you study the solition manual and look back at your precalc books, you get really get stronger in this section. Keep studying, you should see soe good coming your way.
  7. ToBeDDSS

    ToBeDDSS 2+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The more you do on the destroyer, the better it gets. just stick with it and try to understand what you got wrong and why.
    Do the first few tests untimed and them time yourself on a few. Tests 11 and 12 are challenging, so if you got a lower score on those,
    don't worry about it. I cried when I did them lool.
    good luck
  8. emitpeels

    emitpeels 2+ Year Member

    May 22, 2013
    Thanks guys I'm just going to force myself to grind through it. I just hate math. :(
  9. biomolecmed

    biomolecmed 2+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    Stay in the zone. After you go through Destroyer and CrackDAT for a second or third time, you will feel like you learned a lot more. Stay strong and you will succeed.
  10. emitpeels

    emitpeels 2+ Year Member

    May 22, 2013
    On Sunday I went through tests 3 and 4 of math destroyer. I already feel a bit stronger. Going to continue to push through it :D
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