## Archive for October 1, 2013

### Math Hinky-Pinkies

A *hinky-pinky *is a phrase consisting of two rhyming words, such as *fun run* or *tragic magic*.

My sons recently brought home an activity sheet from school titled *Stinky Pinky*. It asked them to identify a hinky-pinky corresponding to a brief definition. Some examples from this sheet:

Cart for a Large Creature:

Dragon WagonThe Robber in Charge:

Chief ThiefOdd Whiskers:

Weird Beard

The one that neither they nor I could figure out:

Dinner Party for Wild Animals

Any thoughts?

Completing this activity with them, I decided to create some math hinky-pinkies, where one of the words in each pair is a common math term. Here ya go, and good luck!

- Low-Ranking Half of an Ordered Pair
- Avoidance of Math Sentences
- Calcium Carbonate Lecture
- Decrease in Binary Operations
- Dirty Three-Dimensional Object
- Fat-Free Average
- Internal Dissension Among Rational Numbers
- Lust for Minuends and Subtrahends
- Naked Quadrilateral
- Odd Set of
*y*-Values - Reddish-Brown Digit
- Sudden and Extreme Second-Degree Polynomial
- Slander Against an Iterative Process
- Mentally Healthy Two-Dimensional Grid
- Ice Cream Holder, All By Itself
- Old and Tilted Item

For more fun with hinky-pinkies, check out this easy hink pink quiz.

Spoilerâ€¦ answers below.

- Subordinate Coordinate
- Equation Evasion
- Chalk Talk
- Addition Attrition
- Squalid Solid
- Lean Mean
- Fraction Faction
- Subtraction Attraction
- Bare Square
- Strange Range
- Umber Number
- Dramatic Quadratic
- Recursion Aspersion
- Sane Plane
- Lone Cone
- Oblique Antique