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100

What Archimedes showed the world is

round, curved, spherical, etc.

100

Can I make a tessellation out of all triangles?

Yes

100

Reason there are 360 degrees in a circle?

Ancient Babylonian Base 60 system

100

Name a primitive type of math, or give example

Counting, comparing. E.g. 3+8

100

I have 35 Drachma (money). Do I need to work more today, or can I afford six 6-Drachma Falafels at the local market for my birthday party

I need to work more :(

200

Name one ancient Greek mathematician and one type of math they did

Pythagoras - geometry; Euclid - proofs; Archimedes - geometry; Thales - proof; Hippasus - irrationals; Or others!

200

e to the i times pi, minus 1 = ?

(That is, e^i𝜋 - 1 = ?0

0

Bonus (100 points): What man is this equation named after?

200

Reason there are 365 days in a year

Ancient Egyptians

200

Give 1 reason why number systems > tally marks

Easier to write big numbers. Less mistakes. Easier to see patterns.

200

I am the king. I need 3600 drams (money) to pay my soldiers. How much should I tax each of my 600 citizens?

6 drams

Bonus: 10 of my poor subjects can only afford 3 drams. What can I do?

300

Type of math Newton and Leibniz created. (Name or description)

Calculus. Finding areas of curvy shapes. Finding speeds of things.

300

2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 10 + 12 + 14 + 16 + 18 + 20

110 (22*5)

Bonus 100 points: name the mathematician whose technique can be used

300

Type of object that was world's first calculator, found in Africa

Bone

Bonus (100 points): Name of the bone

300

Name two important discoveries from the Greeks

Geometry, Proofs, Irrationals, Earth is curved, infinite primes / primes, Zeno's paradox, Pi estimate, Triangle, Areas, Parallel lines, and others

300

My quiz scores on first 4 quizzes were 16/20, 14/20, 18/20, 12/20. If I study 2 hours, I'll probably get a 15/20. If I study 4 hours, I'll probably get a 19/20. I need a 70% to pass. What should I do, and why?

Study 2 hours. You will get 70% anyways

If you said "study 4 hours because you like the information," then you get 400 points.

400

Pascal's shape, made out of numbers

Triangle

1

11

121

1331

14641

400

1, 1, 2, 4, 7, 13, ?

24

Bonus (200 pts): write this number in Binary

400

(One player from each team, I will choose or volunteer) Come up with a story describing a math problem a primitive human might have.

I will choose most realistic one based on what I have studied about primitive humans

400

Type of math from ancient Arabic book Al - Jabr

Algebra

400

Alan Turing's use of binary numbers, codebreaking, and computing was used to ?

Help crack German codes in WWII, break enigma codes, stop U boats, help the British in the war, etc.

500

Poor man from India who was a math genius

Srinivasa Ramanujan

500

1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + 1/32 + ...

1

500

Chat me as many names of ancient civilizations that you can think of (ancient = name originated before 0 BC)

Babylon / Sumer / Mesopotamia; Egypt; Greece; Qin Dynasty; Rome; Maya; Inca; Aztec; and more!

500

Math involving connected "vertices" and "edges." Name of inventor, or problem that started this field is acceptable too.

Graph Theory, Euler, Bridges of Konigsberg

500

Name something where math would be LEAST useful

I will judge.

Bonus (200 points) Name an area in your life where you use math

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