The word "Eve" is a palindrome, it reads the same forwards as backwards.
Here is the beginning of the sequence of palindromic numbers:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 22, 33, 44
How many palindromic numbers are less than 100?
How many palindromic numbers are less than 1000?
How many palindromic numbers are less than 10000?
Is there a pattern?
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Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops? This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments: Transum.org/go/?Start=December24 However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below. 

Here is the URL which will take them to a fun Christmas Eve activity.
Here is the URL which will take them to more activities involving palindromic numbers.