How many Alphanumbetical numbers can you find? These are numbers which when written as words have all their letters in alphabetical order.

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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• Mr Hamshaw-Hart, Beverley Grammar School
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• Alphanumbetical words.
First, effort.
• Class 1GS2, The Gordon Schools
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• We found 'forty'.
• Jenny Meckiffe, Herne Junior School
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• Thank you for this! I have used selective ones with my year four class and they have really enjoyed the challenge. We oarticularly liked Friday's one, finding the closest number sentence for 2008, great!
• Nick Peters, Uplands Junior School
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• Taking things to a cross curricular level, in French we could have deux, cinq or dix ?
• YR 8, Alcester High School
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• Also ein and dos as other languages.
• Mr Kavanagh's Fifth Class, Cork, Ireland
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• We found forty. In Irish we found the word dó which means two.
• 8n3, St George's Academy Sleaford
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• We also found 'acht'.
• Zak Taibi, Cavendish Road State High School
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• We found forty.
• Miss S, SSPP
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• We found 10. Thank you!
• Transum,
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• The number 8549176320 is special as it contains all of the digits in alphabetical order.

For more cool facts like that see the Maths Trivia page.
• Cecilia Calvo Pesce, Twitter
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• Transum,
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• 206 is the smallest number that when written in words contains all five vowels exactly once:

TWO HUNDRED AND SIX

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There is only one number:

FORTY

Can you find any other alphanumbetical mathematical words?

Here are some alphanumbetical mathematical words: add, foot, loss. Can you think of any more?

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Zero comes last if all the numbers are arranged alphabetically. What number would come first?

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