# Jeopardy

## A Maths Starter of The Day

This week in history
Small creatures
Back to school
Famous women
New technology
Distant places
Smelly things
Scary
movies
The number 99

## The answer is 99, what was the question?

Make up questions from each of the Maths topics you have studied this year. Credit will be given for creativity.

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• For those who didn't realise where the idea for this starter came from, Jeopardy is an American television game show in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form. For those who like the statistics the biggest all-time money winner on Jeopardy is Brad Rutter, who has won a cumulative total of \$4,355,102 on the show. He became an undefeated champion in 2000 and later won an unprecedented four Jeopardy tournaments. [Source: Wikipedia].

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