A student recently asked me if I knew the NATO alphabet. I hadn’t heard of it so I told him to send me an email about it and voila…We have our #66 Math Minute Post!
Here are a few ideas on how you can spend your Math Minutes…
- Read about the NATO phonetic alphabet by visiting the site below. When you’re finished reading, leave a comment with 3 new things you learned. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_150391.htm
- Learn about how the alphabet was chosen and then post a new nugget of information that you learned. https://www.theweek.co.uk/70110/alpha-bravo-charlie-how-was-natos-phonetic-alphabet-chosen
- Visit the site below to see how the alphabet has changed over time. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/military-phonetic-alphabet-3356942
- Watch this video and then leave a comment spelling your first name using the correct NATO alphabet words.
- Check out how the U.S. Navy uses alphabet flags, numeral pennants, numeral flags, and special flags and pennants for visual signaling. Even thought the flags are not used for spelling out words, draw the flags that would spell your first name. https://www.navy.mil/navydata/communications/flags/flags.html
- What does the NATO alphabet have to do with math? Leave your thoughts in the comment section.
CM (Charlie Mike): Means continue mission. Keep moving forward.
Thanks Alex from Swanson for this great Math Minute post idea! I love learning new things!