A Christmas Math-y Advent Calendar for Kids
My Pinterest friend MathPlus from Singapore came up with this fun true/false question count down to Christmas. Think of this as a math-y Advent calendar. The answers are below.
1. Jesus Christ was born on December 25.
2. There were three wise men offering gifts to baby Jesus.
3. Jesus Christ was born in the year 0.
4. You could be a great-great grandchild of Adam and Eve 25 generations ago
5. Christmas Day can fall on any day of the week.
6. Christmas is a day of the year when the crime rate is at its prime.
7. The number of Christmas cards sent round the globe every year is about 25 million.
8. The year 2012 means that 2012 years have elapsed since Jesus was born.
9. A.D./B.C. stands for “After Death/Before Christ.”
10. A $25 gift can be paid exactly using only $2 and $5 bills in 5 ways.
11. The sum of 1 – 2 + 3 – 4 +…+ 25 is 0.
12. Christmas used to be a pagan festival to worship the Sun god.
13. Jesus’ birth was prophesized in the Book of Isaiah, in the Old Testament of the Bible.
14. Pythagoras’ teaching or doctrine suggests that he was a pre-Christian Christian.
15. Jesus claims that He Is the Alpha and the Omega.
16. Xmas is a proper abbreviation for Christmas.
17. The total number of gifts my true love sent to me on the twelve days of Christmas is 365.
18. December 25, 2025 will fall on a Thursday.
19. The chances or probability of all the prophesies about Jesus Christ being fulfilled is 1/googol.
20. Jesus died, was resurrected, and will come back again—His Second Coming.
21. Christmas is the king of public holidays—it is celebrated in more than 100 countries.
22. The number of Christmas trees sold every year in the United States is more than 25 million.
23. Christmas is banned in a number of countries, which are intolerant of Christianity.
24. Satan is Santa—a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
25. The product 1 x 2 x 3 x…x 24 x 25 ends in six zeros.
[Jesus Christ was a contemporary of Confucius. True]
The Red Cross is one of the many Christian organizations that exist to meet the needs of others.
Christmas is the only religious public holiday that is widely celebrated by both believers and nonbelievers.
One googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
A googol thanks.
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