Take the palindrome challenge from Project Learn

On Nov. 1, 2011, a group of Mt. Airy students started studying palindromes. They realized that palindromes can also be dates, like 11/11/11, so they baked a cake and celebrated last Friday. Do you know any palindromes?

On November 1, 2011, Lisa’s Group started learning about other palindrome dates throughout the years. They discovered that 11/11/11 is a perfect palindromic date and that this will only occur once in a century.


What palindromes do you know?Post them in the comments below.



noun: a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as Madam, or Poor Dan is in a droop.

Lisa’s group tried to figure out other palindrome dates that might occur over the next 100 years and discovered a lot of things. One thing they realized was that another perfect palindromic date will not occur again for 100 years, at least.

The kids also learned that palindromes can be words too. Words like “pop,” “bob,” “toot,” and phrases like, “straw warts,” “no lemons, no melon,” and “desserts I stressed,” were fun to say and figure out.

Project Learn School is a small K-8 nestled in three attached row homes at 6525 Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy.

Now it’s your turn. We want to know what palindromes you can think of.

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