Someone’s going to wade in and tell me that a year isn’t exactly 365 days so all subsequent calculations are also wrong….but lets ignore that!
@standupmaths tweeted “Hey, how did I not notice yesterday’s date was a Pythagorean Triple? 12² + 5² = 13²” and then @baralong suggested making a calendar for next year to avoid missing fun dates like that in the future.
I think it would be a great idea to create such a calendar (or maybe one already exists?) to use for lesson starters, or for a noticeboard so I’ve got the beginnings of something here.
Please add anything you can think of – either dates themselves which are fun, or if there is an event happening that day that links to a fun problem…anything!
If a date already has an idea, just keep adding to that cell. If it’s a date that will only work next year, put that in as well!
EDIT: Just to be clear, I know we could come up with absolutely loads of ideas for every date, or say who died or was born but I’m looking for those genuinely interesting things that would inspire and interest my students (and anyone else).