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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Four times eight, chores I'm late.

Dirty zoo, thirty-two!

Post ones you make up and I will.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Five times nine, Drive mine, sporty-drive, forty-five.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Five times six, Dive onto sticks, hurty, thirty.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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lol!

(teacher) Nine times fourty three thousand point two.

(student) I have absolutely no freakin clue!

*Last edited by mikau (2006-02-22 14:40:25)*

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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That made me laugh, mikau.

Here's another.

Three times six, free the fish, bait mean, eighteen.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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as annoying as this is, it might be a great way to teach really little kids their multiplication tables. You might be able to get a 3 year old to learn them with this! And then we can teach them calculus when they're four.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yeah. That's why I'm doing this. I figure some kid might actually like them. Or even my nieces. They will be learning there times tables in a few more years, and they are very good at remembering songs and singing, so they might like this idea.

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Three times four, bee door, small for elves, twelve.

Three times three, me, me, fine, nine.

Two times three, Who's tree? Sticks. Six.

Two times two, Who's who? I don't know anymore. Four.

(The last one is good for my two twin nieces that I still can confuse sometimes.)

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I think I am reverting into a child. I spelt "their" as "there". How careless.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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I do that all the time.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Get your brothers to illustrate them, John

Nine times Nine, the waters fine, great fun! Eighty-One!

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I was thinking more of making a song out of them. I could play the song

softly on my clarinet in the background, and then rerecord my voice singing

the math poems on top. I use WavePad, a free recorder to make .wav files

at various sampling rates of your choice. Then I'd give the cd to my nieces

to listen to. It's all hypothetical. First I've got to improve on my list of

times poems. I actually finished a personal list, but most of them aren't

any good or don't make much sense, so I won't post them.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Six times six, trig, trig, circly picts, thirty-six.

Four times four, more chores, Fix seam, sixteen.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Seven times seven, went to heaven for tea-time: forty nine!

... how many are missing?

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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We have a lot to go if we do everything from 2x2 to 9x9.

Five times five, jive jive, bend knee jive, twenty-five.

Seven times seven, Seventh Heaven, story time, forty-nine.

(Seventh Heaven is a TV show in the states)

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Coming up with alternates is a good idea since someone reading these might prefer one over another, so keep'm comin'... The more the better. A really catchy one could really be useful for someone. My Dad is really good verbally, but not so with math, and he thinks this is a great idea. Of course the ones I'm coming out with might not be that good, so feel free to do any over.

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Eight times eight, skate skate, slippery floor, sixty-four.

Nine times nine, shine shine, hazy sun, eighty-one.

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eight times nine, straight line and lengthy too, seventy two

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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What we have:

2x2, 2x3

3x4, 3x5, 3x6

4x8

5x5, 5x6, 5x9

6x6

7x7

8x8, 8x9

9x9

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Nice one!! Like 8x9 straight line and lengthy too, 72. It's a hit.

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**jU****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-08-17
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this is a very good idea John but I'm not good with rhymes or maths but I may as well try?

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**jU****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-08-17
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six times six I like weetbix I like crispix thirty-six

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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Hey, John E. Franklin! I play the clarinet too!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Awesome! There are 24 keys on the clarinet and the register key makes the tone go up 19 semitones (halfsteps) or an octave plus a fifth! Vandoren Selects, my favorite reed. Can't get them in the stores, I get the Selects online.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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jU wrote:

six times six I like weetbix I like crispix thirty-six

That's the idea!

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