## Archive for April 5, 2013

### Ratio Celebration

While flipping through the *Big Book of Zany Activities* from Kidsbook^{®}, my sons came across the following challenge:

Can you make **25** or more words from the following word?

**CELEBRATION**

Alex put pencil to paper immediately and beamed as he wrote the word *ratio*.

It made me wonder if I could find 25 or more *math* words within CELEBRATION. Sure enough, I could. My list of 42 words is at the bottom of this post, though admittedly, a rather liberal view of what constitutes a math word is required, and there are even a couple of proper nouns on the list. But even removing the ones that were iffy, I think I still met the requisite number.

Speaking of ratio, you might be interested in the discussion of the No Slope… Ratio! joke. Though probably not, so here are some other ratio jokes.

A trainer at the gym was asked, “How can I calculate my body fat ratio?”

The trainer responded, “Well, if you have a body and you have fat, the ratio is 1:1. If you have two bodies, the ratio is 2:1. And so on.”Yo momma is so fat, her ratio of circumference to diameter is 4!

Math Words Within CELEBRATION:

- Abel
- Ace
- Acre
- Arc
- Bar
- Bi
- Bin
- Bit
- Caliber
- Cantor
- Cent
- Center
- Coil
- Coin
- Cone
- Election
- Eon
- Era
- Lie
- Line
- Linear
- Loci
- Lone
- Once
- One
- Orb
- Orbit
- Net
- Nil
- Rate
- Real
- Recent
- Table
- Tail
- Tare
- Teen
- Ten
- Tic
- Tie
- Tile
- Tree
- Trice