Name:______

Harry Potter and Arithmancy

Note: You may use your calculator to complete the following "problems."

1.Using the formula and chart provided in "Arithmancy" as guides, convert your full name to a

a) character number:

b) heart number:

c) social number:

2.Next, use "What the Numbers Mean" to "read" your personality. Do you agree with the analysis provided?

3.Now, complete the same analysis for the following characters, and provide evidence from the novel to support at least one of the 3 modes of significance (character, heart, or head). I have already completed an analysis of Dumbledore, as a model for the process.

a)Albus Dumbledore

i. character number: 1+3+2+3+1+4+3+4+2+3+5+4+6+9+5=55 --> 5+5=10 --> 1+0=1

ii. heart number: 1+3+3+5+6+5=23 --> 2+3=5

iii. social number:3+2+1+4+4+2+3+4+9=32 --> 3+2=5

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii: Dumbledore's character number is 1, which signifies a leader. Dumbledore is the Headmaster of Hogwarts. His chocolate frog card suggests that he defeated Grindlewald independently, and that he discovered "the twelve uses of dragon's blood" (103), which is akin to being an inventor of sorts. His heart and social number, 5, both also work, as his interests on the card suggest that he is "drawn to many things" and is also "adventurous, energetic, and willing to take risks" (consider his defeat of Grindlewald and his studies in alchemy). Without having read the other six novels in the series, we cannot support any further elements of his numbers (but, trust me, they work)!

b)Harry Potter:

i. character number:

ii. heart number:

iii. social number:

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii:

c)Ronald Weasley:

i. character number:

ii. heart number:

iii. social number:

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii:

d)Hermione Granger:

i. character number:

ii. heart number:

iii. social number:

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii:

e)Draco Malfoy:

i. character number:

ii. heart number:

iii. social number:

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii:

f)Rubeus Hagrid:

i. character number:

ii. heart number:

iii. social number:

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii:

g)Severus Snape:

i. character number:

ii. heart number:

iii. social number:

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii:

h)Minerva McGonagall:

i. character number:

ii. heart number:

iii. social number:

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii:

i)Vernon Dursley:

i. character number:

ii. heart number:

iii. social number:

iv. Evidence from story to support the meaning of either i, ii, or iii: