### NAQT IS/HS Level Math

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**Mon May 13, 2019 1:57 am**I'm new to doing quizbowl (I've only done NHBB to date), and I'm beginning my QB grind. How should I approach to prepping Math?

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Posted: **Mon May 13, 2019 1:57 am**

I'm new to doing quizbowl (I've only done NHBB to date), and I'm beginning my QB grind. How should I approach to prepping Math?

Posted: **Mon May 13, 2019 5:26 pm**

Computational math or actual math?

Posted: **Mon May 13, 2019 8:38 pm**

Both.

Posted: **Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm**

For computational math there are some categories of basic formulas to know (certainly not a complete list):

- Geometry: areas, perimeters, and interior/exterior angles of common polygons; volumes/surface area of common solids; V - E + F = 2
- Statistics: mean (arithmetic, harmonic, geometric), median, combinations/permutations, basic probability/expected value
- Percent growth/decay (including interest/ROI; Rule of 72)
- Arithmetic/geometric progressions (Nth term and sums)
- Analytic geometry: slope-intercept line equations, distance between two points, equations for conic sections
- Trigonometry: values of sine, cosine, and tangent; understanding relationship between those and secant, cosecant, and cotangent; degree/radian conversions
- Physics: velocity and displacement
- Chemistry: ideal gas law, Gay-Lussac's Law, Charles's Law, Boyle's Law

Posted: **Tue May 14, 2019 8:17 pm**

I'm not a dedicated math player, but a surprising amount of the math questions that I do get are because of Numberphile videos.

Posted: **Wed May 15, 2019 7:40 am**

If you go to https://www.quizdb.org/ and do a question search of science math of regular high school difficulty on "the" you get 207 tossups and 122 bonuses. Also, the Masonic sets at http://quizbowlpackets.com/ have a lot of math and name categories, so you can do ctrl-f math. The Masonic bonuses mix computation with noncomputation, which is unusual.

If you want to get better at computational math, join your school's math team.

If you want to get better at computational math, join your school's math team.