In Need of a Name
The night prior to the recent date 09-09-09, A.S. (West Valley, WA) asked: "If there's a name for this type of date (with all the same #), please tell me. I'd like to share that with my students...."
I replied that I did not know of a special name, but suggested that we could make up one! Some quick possibilities I suggested:
Then I suggested she should ask students to come up with a creative name for it. Though unable to do that, A.S. noted she did "focus in on today's date @ 9:09 a.m. My students thought it was fun to emphasize today's 9s. In fact, one young man said he's going to revisit the 9s @ 9:09 p.m. tonight. :) Leave it to kids to get into number fun!"
- Déjà Vu Date
- Stuck Record Date
So, I now offer the suggestion to all of you who waste your time reading my "MathLint" comments....what do you think is the best name for dates of the sort 09-09-09?
No need to hurry, as a decision does not need to be reached until 10:10 am on 10/10/10.