Mathiest Week of 2013

May 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm 9 comments

Can you hear it? That’s the sound of the awesomeness approaching.

May 2013

It starts this Wednesday.

5/8/13

The month, date and year are consecutive terms in the Fibonacci sequence.

It continues on Thursday.

5/9/13

The numbers form an arithmetic sequence.

And then there’s Sunday.

5/12/13

That’s a Pythagorean triple.

Arithmetic sequence dates are a dime a dozen. In fact, there are six of them in 2013 alone. Pythagorean dates and Fibonacci dates are far more rare. There are only eight Pythagorean dates and six Fibonacci dates in the entire 21st century. To have all of them occur within a six-day span is incredible.

How will you celebrate?

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mathiest Week of the Year | Let's Play Math!  |  May 8, 2013 at 12:03 am

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    • 2. venneblock  |  May 8, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Thanks, Denise! Glad you thought my calendar observations were worth sharing.

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  • 3. mathster  |  May 9, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Love it. Will share on my blog with a link back to you. Let me know if you object.

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    • 4. venneblock  |  May 9, 2013 at 10:24 am

      That’s fine and much appreciated, Mathster! Hope your readers enjoy it.

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  • 5. Not Just Any May | Real Math In A Minute  |  May 9, 2013 at 9:04 am

    [...] bit of this I borrowed form Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Go visit his blog.  It’s full of [...]

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  • 6. mathmom  |  May 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    My son was excited to be taking his AP calc exam on the first of such a list of mathy dates :) My boys have taken on the challenge to present a Mother’s Day breakfast worthy of the Pythagorean date.

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    • 7. venneblock  |  May 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Do tell, mathmom! What did they make? Right triangle waffles? Pancakes that formed a visual proof of the theorem? I’m dying to know!

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      • 8. mathmom  |  May 12, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        I do like that pancakes idea! Next time :) I got toast cut into 5-12-13 triangles, 4 of which were combined to form a larger similar triangle, along with fruit cut into appropriately-shaped triangles and eggs arranged into a 5-12-13 triangle on the plate. ;-)

  • 9. 5-8-13 Happy Fibonacci Day  |  October 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    […] Mathiest Week of 2013 (mathjokes4mathyfolks.wordpress.com) Can you hear it? That’s the sound of the awesomeness approaching. It starts this Wednesday. The month, date and year are consecutive terms in the Fibonacci sequence. It continues on Thursday. The numbers form an arithmetic sequence. And then there’s Sunday. That’s a Pythagorean triple. Arithmetic sequence dates are a dime a dozen. […]

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