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Posted by **Marie** on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 6:34pm.

- Grade 6 math -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 6:38pm1 . . . . 1

2 . . . . 2

3 . . . . 3

etc.

The days of the month are 1 - 31.

What are the potential dates?

- Grade 6 math -
**MathMate**, Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 7:36pmWe need more information to help you.

" There are 6 numbers on a cube."

Who decides what numbers are on the cube?

" Total of 6 cubes are used."

Does that mean the arithmetic total of the six cubes are used, or you need 6 cubes to show the year, month and day?

"Show all the potential dates in any given month."

What is the format for the date, "YY-MM-DD", "MM-DD", "MM-DD-YY", "DD-MM-YY", "DD"?

Is it one cube per digit?

- Grade 6 math -
**Marie**, Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 9:09pmThat is the only information on the problem that my child brought home from school. We are baffled. We thought it was six cubes total.

- Grade 6 math -
**MathMate**, Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10:36pmIs the problem wording directly from the teacher (i.e. copied by your child), or is it a transcription of what your child related to you?

If it is the latter case, your child could call a school friend to get more information, or could talk to the teacher for details.

- Grade 6 math -
**Marie**, Friday, August 28, 2009 at 4:57amIt came exactly that way from the teacher. I my self am a teacher and I have no clue where he was coming with this.

- Grade 6 math -
**Dr Russ**, Friday, August 28, 2009 at 5:52amThe thing to think of here are the days in a month whish is the hardest. They run 01 to 31 there are only two occasions when digits are repeated 11 and 22. So if we have a set of cubes

0,1,2,3,4,6,

0,1,2,7,8,5

we can do all the dates except 06. But hey if we turn the 6 over we get a 9!

To do "YY-MM-DD", we need three sets.

The geometry is a red herring unless the teacher is talking about rotation!

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