# #62: Aibohphobia

### What’s there to be afraid of?  Palindromes are so cool!  Whether the phobia is real or made up, palindromes are definitely real and this week we’re going to have some fun with them!

1. Set up your math mini spark recording page: #62: Aibohphobia
2. A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction (i.e. mom, wow, racecar, 10501, etc.).  Create a list of palindromes using this resource.
3. Did you know that any number can be written as the sum of 3 palindromes?  It’s true!  Check out this Numberphile video. Record 5 details.

4. On your recording sheet, answer these questions after watching the video

• Describe the specific example used in the video to demonstrate how to write a positive integer as the sum of three palindrome numbers.
• How does the presenter compare the process of finding the palindrome numbers to solving a Sudoku puzzle?

5. Practice your multiplication by playing Palindrome Products. Take a screenshot when you are done and add it to your recording page.

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

## 2 thoughts on “#62: Aibohphobia”

1. Trea, 5th, Sunset says:

123456789
=
120010021
+
2755572
+
691196

2. Sophia, 5, Sunset says:

1152008
=
1100011
+ 48884
+ 3113
1152008