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### Math Jeopardy

1. 1. MATH JEOPARDY Brought to you by the Mathematical Association of America Press the space bar to continue.
2. 2. The Rules <ul><li>This game plays the same as traditional Jeopardy, except there is only one round and then Final Jeopardy. </li></ul><ul><li>No one is allowed to ring in until the host has finished reading the answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Once a category and point value have been chosen, click that point value to go to the answer. </li></ul>
3. 3. The Rules <ul><li>When an answer is on-screen, push the space bar to have the question appear. Then a click on the u-turn button will return the game to the Jeopardy screen. </li></ul><ul><li>You may decide to appoint a judge to decide who rings in first. </li></ul><ul><li>Push the space bar to continue on to the gameboard… </li></ul>
4. 4. To go to Final Jeopardy, click the star at right: Pre-Calculus Math in the Movies Famous Theorems My Favorite Constants “ C” in Math 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 30 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 40 40 50 50 50 50 50
5. 5. 10 Points – Pre-Calculus <ul><li>The degree of the polynomial </li></ul>
6. 6. <ul><li>What is 5? </li></ul>
7. 7. 20 Points – Pre-Calculus <ul><li>The simplified form for </li></ul>
8. 8. 20 Points – Pre-Calculus <ul><li>What is </li></ul>
9. 9. 30 Points – Pre-Calculus <ul><li>The horizontal </li></ul><ul><li>asymptote(s) for </li></ul>
10. 10. <ul><li>What is y = 3/2? </li></ul>
11. 11. 40 Points – Pre-Calculus <ul><li>The vertical asymptote(s) for </li></ul>
12. 12. <ul><li>What is x = -4? </li></ul>
13. 13. 50 Points – Pre-Calculus The simplified form for
14. 14. <ul><li>What is 6? </li></ul>
15. 15. 10 Points – Math in the Movies <ul><li>Matt Damon’s math </li></ul><ul><li>genius character’s name </li></ul><ul><li>appears in the title of this </li></ul><ul><li>Academy Award winner. </li></ul>
16. 16. <ul><li>What is Good Will </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting? </li></ul>
17. 17. 20 Points – Math in the Movies <ul><li>The land Donald </li></ul><ul><li>Duck visits in Disney’s </li></ul><ul><li>famous math movie. </li></ul>
18. 18. <ul><li>What is </li></ul><ul><li>Mathmagic </li></ul><ul><li>Land? </li></ul>
19. 19. 30 Points – Math in the Movies <ul><li>Russell Crowe earned an </li></ul><ul><li>Academy Award </li></ul><ul><li>nomination for his role in </li></ul><ul><li>this math movie. </li></ul>
20. 20. <ul><li>What is A Beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Mind? </li></ul>
21. 21. 40 Points – Math in the Movies <ul><li>Darren Aronofsky co- </li></ul><ul><li>wrote and directed </li></ul><ul><li>this film with the </li></ul><ul><li>constant name. </li></ul>
22. 22. <ul><li>What is Pi ? </li></ul>
23. 23. 50 Points – Math in the Movies <ul><li>Robert Redford leads a </li></ul><ul><li>group of security </li></ul><ul><li>experts against Ben </li></ul><ul><li>Kingsley in this 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>film. </li></ul>
24. 24. <ul><li>What is Sneakers ? </li></ul>
25. 25. 10 Points – Famous Theorems <ul><li>For a right triangle, </li></ul>
26. 26. <ul><li>What is The </li></ul><ul><li>Pythagorean </li></ul><ul><li>Theorem? </li></ul>
27. 27. 20 Points – Famous Theorems <ul><li>Finding </li></ul><ul><li>via </li></ul><ul><li>uses this theorem. </li></ul>
28. 28. <ul><li>What is The </li></ul><ul><li>Squeeze Theorem? </li></ul>
29. 29. 30 Points – Famous Theorems <ul><li>This important theorem </li></ul><ul><li>connects derivatives and </li></ul><ul><li>integrals as inverse </li></ul><ul><li>operations. </li></ul>
30. 30. <ul><li>What is the </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental </li></ul><ul><li>Theorem of </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus? </li></ul>
31. 31. 40 Points – Famous Theorems <ul><li>Proven by Andrew </li></ul><ul><li>Wiles. </li></ul>
32. 32. <ul><li>What is Fermat’s </li></ul><ul><li>Last Theorem? </li></ul>
33. 33. 50 Points – Famous Theorems <ul><li>Sets the maximum </li></ul><ul><li>number of hues needed </li></ul><ul><li>to paint a planar surface. </li></ul>
34. 34. <ul><li>What is the Four </li></ul><ul><li>Color Theorem? </li></ul>
35. 35. 10 Points – My Favorite Constant <ul><li>It’s the ratio of a </li></ul><ul><li>circle’s circumference </li></ul><ul><li>to its diameter. </li></ul>
36. 36. <ul><li>What is π ? </li></ul>
37. 37. 20 Points – My Favorite Constants
38. 38. <ul><li>What is 0? </li></ul>
39. 39. 30 Points – My Favorite Constants <ul><li>The constant </li></ul><ul><li>is also known by this </li></ul><ul><li>colorful name. </li></ul>
40. 40. <ul><li>What is the </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Ratio? </li></ul>
41. 41. 40 Points – My Favorite Constants <ul><li>The constant </li></ul><ul><li>first appeared in a paper by </li></ul><ul><li>this 18 th century Swiss </li></ul><ul><li>mathematician. </li></ul>
42. 42. <ul><li>Who is Leonhard </li></ul><ul><li>Euler? </li></ul>
43. 43. 50 Points – My Favorite Constant <ul><li>In electrical engineering, </li></ul><ul><li>is denoted by this letter. </li></ul>
44. 44. <ul><li>What is j ? </li></ul>
45. 45. 10 Points – “C” in Math <ul><li>Not what I “sined” up </li></ul><ul><li>for, it’s the ratio of </li></ul><ul><li>adjacent to hypotenuse </li></ul><ul><li>in a right triangle. </li></ul>
46. 46. <ul><li>What is cosine? </li></ul>
47. 47. 20 Points – “C” in Math <ul><li>Subject co- </li></ul><ul><li>invented </li></ul><ul><li>by Newton and </li></ul><ul><li>Leibniz. </li></ul>
48. 48. <ul><li>What is calculus? </li></ul>
49. 49. 30 Points – “C” in Math <ul><li>The shape of a </li></ul><ul><li>cable strung </li></ul><ul><li>between two </li></ul><ul><li>poles. </li></ul>
50. 50. <ul><li>What is a </li></ul><ul><li>catenary? </li></ul>
51. 51. 40 Points – “C” in Math <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>it’s </li></ul>
52. 52. <ul><li>What is the </li></ul><ul><li>conjugate? </li></ul>
53. 53. 50 Points – “C” in Math <ul><li>His infinity of infinities </li></ul><ul><li>and ternary set created a </li></ul><ul><li>paradise from which we </li></ul><ul><li>will not be expelled. </li></ul>
54. 54. <ul><li>Who is Georg </li></ul><ul><li>Cantor? </li></ul>
55. 55. Daily Double (Press the space bar to Continue) <ul><li>Contestant, make your wagers now. Then the host clicks the symbol below to continue. </li></ul>
56. 56. Final Jeopardy (press the space bar to continue) <ul><li>The Category is </li></ul><ul><li>Famous Mathematicians </li></ul><ul><li>(Have the contestants make their wagers, then press the space bar for the Final Jeopardy answer.) </li></ul>
57. 57. Final Jeopardy The sequence is named after this man.
58. 58. Final Jeopardy <ul><li>Who is Fibonacci </li></ul><ul><li>(Leonardo of Pisa)? </li></ul><ul><li>(Press the space bar) </li></ul>
59. 59. GREAT GAME! <ul><li>Thank you for playing. </li></ul><ul><li>For more on the MAA go to </li></ul><ul><li>www.maa.org </li></ul>