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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yeah, I just came online to say the same thing!

I think the weetbix/crispix is the best one yet!! Thanks jU!!

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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four nine's, doorbell chimes, kids' dirty tricks, thirty-six.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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mikau wrote:

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

And me too!

Two times four, at the door, we're late, eight.

Two times five, let's jive, dancing hen, ten.

Two times six, pick up sticks, dig and delve, twelve.

Two times seven, is that Kevin? No, it's Dean, fourteen.

Two times eight, we just ate. Nice cuisine, sixteen.

Two times nine, it's breakfast time! Baked beans, eighteen.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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(sigh) Once again I must be the over analytical party pooper.

It is quite fortunate that the names of all the digits do not ryhme with eachother, but x = x and two ryhmes with two.

Almost all of these ryhmes are only ryhming the second factor. And thus a child could mix it up the first factor. The only way he'd know how to select the correct poem, is the one that ends with the correct product, and if he already knows that, we're wasting our time.

For instance: Five times six, pick up sticks, dig and delve, twelve. How would a kid know thats wrong?

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A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Hmmm ... maybe we can just "power 'em in" and then re-work them as we get inspirations?

We now have:

2x2, 2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 2x6, 2x7, 2x8, 2x9

3x4, 3x5, 3x6

4x8, 4x9

5x5, 5x6, 5x9

6x6

7x7

8x8, 8x9

9x9

... oh, and three clarinet players

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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And a partridge in a pear tree.

mikau wrote:

For instance: Five times six, pick up sticks, dig and delve, twelve. How would a kid know thats wrong?

Hmm... that will confusing. How could we change the format of the rhyme so that each one is unique?

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Two times six, you have sticks, so dig and delve, twelve ... ?

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Sweet Potatoes, justlookingforthemoment!!! You rock and jive!!!

four sevens, sore Devon, he fell on his skates, twenty-eight. 4x7

four sixes, more delicious, so much more, twenty-four. 4x6

four sixes, more wishes, plenty more, twenty-four. 4x6

four sixes, chores, dishes, send me Clorox, twenty-four socks. 4x6

four fives, Can we the wash endives, all twenty. 4x5

three nines, see designs by friendly Kevin, twenty-seven. 3x9

Long ago, I also played alto and tenor sax.

I just started trying the trombone a little.

And I fiddle around on the violin, no pun intended, very rudimentary.

I can make up a few easy tunes on a flute I have too.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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precisly math is fun! We have to ryhme with BOTH factors. Thats not quite as easy. But it will work.

RECALL!

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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I also have a flute. I played the flute for a while, then took up the clarinet. Liked it more.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yup. My best instrument by far is the clarinet. I've played for 29 years.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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wow! You must be quite good! I enjoyed it but my father was trying to turn me into some sort of musical genius and kind of pushed me to the point where it wasn't pleasent. I didn't want to persue music as a career. I just wanted to do it for recreation. So I eventually gave it up as not to waste my fathers time and money. But I still have a toot from time to time. I played for about 3 years, and was getting pretty good, but I enjoyed it little. Never really got to play the music I wanted to play.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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John E. Franklin wrote:

Long ago, I also played alto and tenor sax.

I just started trying the trombone a little.

And I fiddle around on the violin, no pun intended, very rudimentary.

I can make up a few easy tunes on a flute I have too.

Well, I play flute, saxophone and clarinet as my main instruments. I can pick out some chords on my guitar and play the piano a little. And my ukulele playing started the other day in the music store...

mikau wrote:

We have to ryhme with BOTH factors

Like this?

Three times eight, he's my mate, let's play more, twenty-four.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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Its good but thats a bit too much inuendo for a kids poem :-P

recorders are aslo pretty cool in that, unlike most wind instruments, you can actually slide a note up or down by sliding your finger over or off a hole.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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It's fun to hear about everyone being involved with music! I also can whistle a strange way I discovered which is really loud, but still very musical. You can form a diamond shaped hole with both index fingers and both thumbs and blow through. You have to cut your fingernails short to do it well, at least I do. At first I learned this forming a triangular hole with one thumb and two index fingers and blowing through, but the sound isn't quite as nice a timbre. It took a lot of practice to perfect...

Here's somemore silly ones:

See me skate forever more, three eights, twenty-four. 3x8

Ski with Kevin, plenty of fun, three sevens, twenty-one. 3x7

Trees, bridges, shady scene, three sixes is eighteen. 3x6

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**jU****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-08-17
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three times three looking fine it is nine

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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bois plank crayons trois cinq quinze (lumberyard crayons) 3x5

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Je ne comprends pas

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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At a lumberyard, wood (bois) is turned into boards (planks), and they may be marked with crayons, which rhymes with three (trois), five (cinq), fifteen (quinze).

I can't forget this one, so it works for me! Everyone is different.

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**insomnia****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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So,

"bois" = "trois" That works

"planks" = "cinq" I'm not sure. I think "planks" is pronounced differently to the way your thinking.

"crayons" = "quinze" Difinetly doesn't rhyme.

Sorry to pick apart your French, Mr. Franklin

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Or maybe it's my English, that might sound different too.

When I say crayons, it rhymes with pans and cans.

There are three ways to pronounce crayons according to my dictionary.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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three times five, its me, i'm alive, fit and keen, fifteen

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Tree cat snooze, three quatre douze 3x4

See me sign, three three nine (sign language) 3x3

Shine, shine, hazy sun, nine nines eighty-one 9x9

Straight line, lengthy too, eight nines seventy-two 8x9

Meat boeuf croissant booze, huit neuf soixante-douze 8x9

Skate, skate, slippery floor, eight eight sixty-four 8x8

Fête wine croissant boire, sept nine soixante-troi 7x9

Wet feet, wake aunt niece, sept huit, cinquante-six 7x8

Seventh Heaven, storytime, seven sevens forty-nine. 7x7

Je drank tea deux cinq dix 2x5

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**jU****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-08-17
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four fours are fine with me four fours are sixteen

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**insomnia****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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Ahhhh!!!! Mixed langauges. So not good

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