Finding math patterns or cute meanings in dates is a popular pastime. We celebrate Pi Day on March 14th, because 3.14 are the first three digits of that number. Star Wars day is on May 4th, from the pun on the Jedi blessing, “May the Force be with you!” It’s also neat to have dates like 12/12/12.

David Coffey started a meme on making every day mathematically special. Try it with your kids! Ask them for their favorite numbers, and celebrate when those days come up.

You can use a sign generator, or simply write on paper and put that sign up in your house. I made a few signs for upcoming dates, using some of my favorite math tidbits: composite numbers, Fibonacci sequence and plain old multiplication.

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