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Snacktime for Sharks

March 27, 2020 4:00 pm

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Since it’s National Zookeeper Week, we should give a shout-out to aquarists, who take care of the animals at the aquariums. There’s lots of math involved in feeding all those marine animals, including keeping track of who eats when! Read on to swim your way through the math of mealtime at the aquarium.

Lego Set-ting the Bar

March 26, 2020 4:00 pm

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If you love Lego, you’ve probably built some of their sets by following their instructions – but maybe you’ve also used the pieces to invent your own crazy cars, castles, and moving animals. Someone else might want to build your idea, too. So Lego has a webpage where anyone like you can share what new sets they think Lego should sell. And as more people send in their creations, the Lego fun begins to really add up!

Cabin Fever Math Videos!

March 26, 2020 3:07 pm

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Check out these videos for a deeper dive on some of our favorite Cabin Fever Math activities!

A Record-Breaking Beagle

March 25, 2020 4:00 pm

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But Purin, the nine-year-old, record-holding beagle would probably disagree. Read on to see what record the playful pup just broke – and do the dog-gone fun math!

Explosion of Diamonds

March 23, 2020 4:00 pm

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If you crack open enough cooled lava rocks, you might find a shiny surprise in one of them. But just how many would you have to smash to find this sparkling rock? Read on to find out – and shine bright with the math!

A Pretty Muddy Pig

March 22, 2020 4:00 pm

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Getting muddy can be lots of fun. And that’s what our friend here, the wild boar, thinks. Read on for more about this cousin to the pig – and get your hands dirty with some muddy math!

The Trees You Eat for Breakfast

March 21, 2020 4:00 pm

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When you drizzle real maple syrup onto your pancakes, you probably use just a few tablespoons. But it takes a lot more than a few tablespoons of sticky tree sap to make a bottle of this delicious topping. Read on to find out how it’s made and do the sweet, syrupy math!

A Wake-up Call for Math

March 20, 2020 4:52 pm

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Home is a great place for kids to explore bigger challenges in a low-stakes, no-grades way!

From Bug Soup to Butterfly

March 20, 2020 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Audrey C. asked us, how does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? Read on to find out the long journey one little bug makes to become a beautiful butterfly – and do the math in this cheery and colorful change!

The Best Way to Serve 20 Pies

March 19, 2020 4:00 pm

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Pie is yummy, and it’s even more fun when you can play with your pie to make 3-D geometric shapes! Read on to eat up the math in this “pie-cosahedron.”