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## #1 2006-02-22 12:37:22

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### time's table short poems

Four times eight, chores I'm late.
Dirty zoo, thirty-two!

Post ones you make up and I will.

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## #2 2006-02-22 13:52:03

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### Re: time's table short poems

Five times nine, Drive mine, sporty-drive, forty-five.

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## #3 2006-02-22 14:04:57

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### Re: time's table short poems

Five times six, Dive onto sticks, hurty, thirty.

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## #4 2006-02-22 14:21:35

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### Re: time's table short poems

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)

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## #5 2006-02-22 14:47:01

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### Re: time's table short poems

Here's another.
Three times six, free the fish, bait mean, eighteen.

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## #6 2006-02-22 14:54:57

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### Re: time's table short poems

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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## #7 2006-02-22 15:36:15

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### Re: time's table short poems

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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## #8 2006-02-22 15:39:16

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### Re: time's table short poems

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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## #9 2006-02-22 15:41:45

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### Re: time's table short poems

I think I am reverting into a child.  I spelt "their" as "there".  How careless.

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## #10 2006-02-22 16:11:50

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### Re: time's table short poems

I do that all the time.

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## #11 2006-02-22 20:02:18

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### Re: time's table short poems

Get your brothers to illustrate them, John

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

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## #12 2006-02-23 11:50:57

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### Re: time's table short poems

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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## #13 2006-02-23 15:47:00

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### Re: time's table short poems

Six times six, trig, trig, circly picts, thirty-six.

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

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## #14 2006-02-23 17:27:34

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### Re: time's table short poems

Seven times seven, went to heaven for tea-time: forty nine!

... how many are missing?

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## #15 2006-02-23 17:40:27

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### Re: time's table short poems

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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## #16 2006-02-23 18:23:10

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### Re: time's table short poems

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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## #17 2006-02-23 19:09:58

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### Re: time's table short poems

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

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

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## #18 2006-02-23 19:28:54

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### Re: time's table short poems

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

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## #19 2006-02-23 19:31:42

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### Re: time's table short poems

What we have:
2x2, 2x3
3x4, 3x5, 3x6
4x8
5x5, 5x6, 5x9
6x6
7x7
8x8, 8x9
9x9

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## #20 2006-02-23 19:46:30

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### Re: time's table short poems

Nice one!! Like 8x9 straight line and lengthy too, 72.  It's a hit.

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## #21 2006-02-24 09:22:52

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### Re: time's table short poems

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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## #22 2006-02-24 09:24:45

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### Re: time's table short poems

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

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## #23 2006-02-24 10:37:59

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### Re: time's table short poems

Hey, John E. Franklin! I play the clarinet too!

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## #24 2006-02-24 11:03:16

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### Re: time's table short poems

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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## #25 2006-02-24 11:09:53

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### Re: time's table short poems

jU wrote:

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

That's the idea!

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