Bad Jeopardy Logic: Wagering Mistakes by Smart People (Ages 11-14)
David Schwarz, MBDS, Critical Thinking
This class analyzes the betting decisions and reasoning of Jeopardy contestants. We critique unwise Daily Double and Final Jeopardy wagers, and then apply what we've learned about risk and reward to real life situations.
US Grade 6 - 8
This class begins with an overview of how the game show "Jeopardy!" functions. (Previous knowledge of how the game works is not necessary to take this class.) Emphasis is placed on the importance of Daily Double and Final Jeopardy wagering. The class will consider how the game can change dramatically at these critical moments. By analyzing several head-scratching examples of common mistakes that players make, learners will gain an understanding of how to evaluate risk/reward properly. The...
I was an equity trader at Trillium Trading, LLC for 17 years. I was the Trader of the Year (trader with the highest annual PnL) eight times in a firm of over 100 traders. I am currently a successful options trader. I understand risk/reward deeply. I have spent well over 30,000 hours weighing risk/reward when making financial transactions, and can transfer my understanding to other circumstances. I also have a Master's degree in Behavioral and Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, which provided me with additional knowledge on the topic of judgment and decision-making.
I've been watching Jeopardy five days a week for the last few years. Over that time, I've created a list of common Jeopardy wagering blunders. My content is informed by this.
Meet the teacher
Hello, everyone! I'm David. I have a Master's degree in Behavioral and Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. This background informs the classes I teach. My teaching philosophy is to challenge students with advanced ideas,...
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1-6 learners per class