Ancient mathematicians believed in Numerology.

Most people have heard of Pythagoras because they have used his theorem relating the areas of the squares drawn on the sides of right angled triangles. Born in 570 BC in Samos, Pythagoras was an Astrologer, Numerologist as well as being one of the most famous mathematicians of all time. Nowerdays the world of mathematics has separated itself from the study of numerology for obvious reasons!

Ancient mathematicians believed that numbers had mystical properties and could be used to predict real life events.

This activity is designed to be a fun way of practising your mathematical skills as long as you don't take it too seriously!

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 Name or nickname: Add up the value of these letters: Type in the year you were born: Choose your favourite number: Choose your favourite square number: Choose your favourite prime number: Choose your favourite multiple of seven: Choose your favourite factor of 168:

Watch this space. Your Numerology profile will appear here.

## Earn a Trophy

You can earn a Transum virtual trophy for answering the following questions about your Numerology profile bar chart.

 What is the modal number (if your profile has more than one mode choose that smallest one). What is the mean of your numbers (give your answer to one decimal place). What is the range of your numbers
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## How does it work?

Numbers are assigned to letters according to the following table:

The statements, favourite shape, date and colour have no scientific basis at all. Do you still believe them?

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Friday, September 12, 2014

"Alex Bellos, in his book Alex Through The Looking Glass, reveals that according to a survey, the top ten favourite numbers in order of decreasing popularity are 7, 3, 8, 4, 5, 13, 9, 6, 2, and 11."

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