Happy new year!
Here are some nice little starter activities to get your classes back into the swing of things:
The year 2013 is the first year for a while where all the digits are different.
Try to get them to think of their own questions, but otherwise:
- When was the last time this happened?
- What are the next 5 times this will be true?
- When’s the next time this won’t happen?
The digits used in 2013 are consecutive (albeit not in order in this case).
When’s the next and last time that happens?
Will there be any palindromic dates this year?
[aibohphobia is the fear of palindromes*]
Can you create all the digits from 0 to 9 by putting mathematical symbols between the digits
2 0 1 3 ?
(this one is based on an idea from SallyRobin last year)
*this may not actually be true. But it should be.