Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look
the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and
This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of
the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.
Do you know the rhyme about ten green bottles hanging on a wall? If
the first bottle fell at ten past five and the others fell down at
5 minute intervals, what time would the last bottle fall down?
Farlingaye High School, Katherine and Claire (from where?) and
Sarah, Richard, Jack, Jan, Chris and Micheal all of Necton Middle
School and Alison of Wymondham High
School agreed that it is Wednesday's
child which as we know is full of WOE.
Soon Xing from
Singapore explained it as
On every leap year there is an extra day. Every year, the day of
the week increases by one day, but at a leap year the day of the
week increases by two days. The leap years from 1950 to 1974 were
1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972.
At this point Soon Xing gave a complicated
formula. All that is needed is to say that the day of the week must
have increased by 30 days (1 day for each of the 24 years, plus 1
day for each of the 6 leap years). Now 30 days is 4 weeks and 2
days so the day of the week has increased by 2 days which means
that she was born on a Wednesday.