Monday, June 17, 2013

Palindrome Puzzles



A Palindrome is a word, phrase or sequence which reads the same in both directions. Derived from the Greek palíndromos, meaning running back again, a palindrome reads the same forward and backward, with general allowances for adjustments to punctuation and word dividers. I think most people would agree that palindromes are fun --even folks who dislike math. After tinkering with palindrome numbers, words, phrases and dates, I became inspired to delve further into this topic. Danica McKellar, actress and mathematician, had some puzzles she created. For example: What did the mathematician say when she was offered cake? "I prefer pi" So I spent many hours creating some of my own puzzles. See if you can solve them! Stay tuned to my e-newsletter for the solutions. If you create any of your own puzzles and solutions, please share them on my Facebook page. In the meantime, enjoy!