# 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 32

## The answer is 32, what was the question?

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

This is how long you have:

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mixed

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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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## Examples

Here are some possible questions:

• What number lies between 31 and 33?
• Two angles of a triangle, measured in degrees, are 40 and 108. What is the size of the third angle?
• Round 32.497 to the nearest integer.
• What is 25% of 128?
• What is the mean of 2, 42 and 52?
• What is the value of x in this equation: 4x - 17 = 111 ?
• What is the square root of 1024?

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