# #1: Zenzizenzizenzic

### Wow…that’s a mouthful!  I wonder how many points that would be worth in Scrabble?  Explore the meaning of this bizarre sounding word by completing some Math Minutes this week!

1. Set up your math mini spark recording page: #1: Zenzizenzizenzic

2. Listen to how to pronounce the word Zenzizenzizenzic 5 times. Say it 5 times to practice. Can you say it FAST 5 times?

4. Make a tiny Z math dictionary page.  Your page should have the word and definition for at least ten Z math words. Here are some other ideas of Z math words. You can use these or find your own.

Z-Intercept     Zenith     Zero Divisors    Zero Element    Zero slope  Zodiac  Zone

5. Find out how many points zenzizenzizensic would be worth in Scrabble using this online scrabble calculator. Record the points on your recording sheet.

6.  Share your math mini spark recording page with your teacher/EY coordinator.

## 19 thoughts on “#1: Zenzizenzizenzic”

1. Ava VG, Oakdale, 6 says:

Woah! What a word! I did not even figure out how to pronounce it until I watched the video. I also did not know that it means two to the eighth power. Very cool.

2. Simon H. Rockbrook says:

This is a very interesting word.

3. Evan 4, Loveland says:

Wow this word is very interesting everything has a HUGE value I wonder why it went obsolete……….

This word, zenzizenzizenzic, is only worth 72 points in scrabble, but it would probably hit some triple letters or words and double letters or words

5. Bob says:

That is just weird. Why does this word even exist? This is what I’m thinking

Zenzizenzizenzic = weird.

I can understand why it’s obsolete.

1. Evan 4, Loveland says:

Why do you think zenzizinzizinzic is weird? It’s just a regular word-nothing strange about it….. Kind of.

6. Kate 4th Loveland says:

Zenzizenzizenzic is a hard word to say! I am surprised that it is a word!(:

7. Katie B. Swanson 4th says:

Cool to know that the base word zenzic was originally German!

8. Alex, 6, Westgate says:

This is a big weird word! Its worth 72 points in scrabble.

9. Isabel, Loveland says:

This is such a long word I do not even know how to pronounce it.

Wow zenzizenzizenic is really hard to pronounce. It’s funny how it means to the eighth number.

11. Jack M. Rockbrook, 5 says:

It’s a mouthful, but it can help us in our modern world!

12. Alex I. Sunset Hills says:

Zenzizenzizenzic is a REALLY long word and such a great meaning!

Great video, article and more!,Alex

13. Isabella B. Sunset Hills says:

I learned if you get 1 cent and then double it each time you lose a tooth, you would get more money than you would if you got 5 dollars each time you lose a tooth.

14. Cora, Sunset Hills says:

Before I read the passage and watched the video, I thought zenzizenzizenzic was a made up word and had trouble saying it!

15. Sloane H. Sunset Hills says:

Zenzizenzizenzic means to the eighth power.

16. Kate K. says:

I learned that it’s the 8th power of a number. That’s a long word! The Z’s make it harder to read.

17. Sara Charles, 5 Swanson says:

Zenzizenzizenzic is hard to say, but I think it makes healthcare more fun. Anyway, healthcare in the future sounds very advanced! Cool.