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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Problem Solving

Why is Easter so late this year?

  1. What does the the writer mean when she says "blue bunnies"? 
  2. Why does Easter always fall after Jewish Passover?
  3. What does the World Book Encyclopedia say about Easter and when and where it falls each year?
  4. What is the date range that Easter may fall between each year?
  5. How many days are there between March 22 and April 25?
  6. When was the first full moon after the Spring Equinox?
  7. How many years has it been since Easter was celebrated on April 24?
  8. How many years will it be until Easter falls on April 25?  On April 24?

Spring Break Extra Credit Questions: (10 Points)

  1. What is the Spring Equinox?
  2. What was the First Council of Nicea?
  3. List 3 pros and cons for Easter falling late this year.
  4. How old will you be when Easter falls on April 25?  How old will you be when Easter falls on April 24 again?
  5. Do you prefer to have Spring Break over Easter, or would you prefer to have Spring Break in March, as many other schools do?  Explain your reasoning.

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