If you haven’t seen the meme going around, this is a palindrome week because the dates (written American style and with the year shortened to ’19) are the same when reversed.
Here’s a math puzzle for palindrome week — or any time you want to play with math:
- Print a 100 chart.
- Choose a color code.
What do you think: Will all numbers eventually turn into palindromes?
You can find all sorts of hundred charts on my Free Math Printable Files page.
Read about the history of palindromes on Nrich Math’s Palindromes page.
Find out more about the Palindromic Number Conjecture in Mark Chubb’s article An Unsolved Problem your Students Should Attempt.
Or play with Manan Shah’s advanced palindromic number questions.