The background that we assume when we're writing the Quiz includes high school Algebra, Geometry, and Precalculus (trigonometry, exponents and logarithms) – along with a healthy dose of ingenuity and persistence. If there's anything on the Quiz that requires content outside the standard high school curriculum, we'll explicitly tell you about it and give you the relevant background material here.

- 2019 Quiz

Here is some background reading about Combinatorial Game Theory: 2019 Background Reading (PDF). - 2017 Quiz

Here is some background reading about Pascal's Triangle and Binomial Coefficients: 2017 Background Reading (PDF). - 2015 Quiz

Here's an app that allows you to play ProSet: http://mathcamp.org/2015/proset/. (The app was built by Mathcamp alum Tim Black.) - 2014 Quiz

Here is some background reading about combinatorics, modular arithmetic, and properties of the Greatest Common Divisor: 2014 Background Reading (PDF).