#SOL21: Palindromes

Another one on the odometer.

How many do you think are a part of the December calendar?

Guess quickly!

Last Thursday was a special day. It seemed like a normal day until I wrote out the date. Format does matter! It was the second of December. It was a palindrome and an ambigram. It could be written several ways and the palindrome would still hold. Would the ambigram?


Also as 12.02.2021

Quick. Think about your “guess” and your need to revise it. Should you go up? Or down?




Last chance!

So, how many days in December are palindromes?










and now the tough ones . . .



Did you guess 11? Are there others?

When does a quick estimate give you a chance to reflect on your thinking?


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4 responses

  1. Never gave a thought that there were so many palindromes in one month. Maybe it is a way of December telling us that not only is it the last month of the year there are hidden nuggets that set it aside from other months as well.

    1. December as the twelfth month and the year being 21. similar pattern for September in 09? October in 10? November in 11?

  2. I’ve been screening students for gifted this week and they have to date their tests, so I’ve taught them about palindromes and how the date is one. I wonder how many go home or back to class and share the new knowledge. It makes a fun way to introduce myself to the kids.

    1. Love finding ways to work new vocab and learning into conversations!

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