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How Many of You Are There, Anyway?

October 6, 2015 4:00 pm


Ever wonder if there’s somebody else out there walking around with the same name as you? There’s a website that can tell you that – and you can see just how popular your name is! Read on to do the math behind this fun name game.

Potato Chips That Rock ‘n Roll

October 5, 2015 4:00 pm


We always love a good mathy excuse to play with our food – and this one is really cool! One of our favorite online experimenters, Crazy Russian Hacker, shows us how to stack Pringles potato chips in such a way that they make a circle. Read on to do the math on stacking and snacking.

Rescuing the Big Cats

October 4, 2015 4:00 pm


If you have a cute little cat as a pet, you don’t have to stop there — why not go bigger? One organization in Mexico rescues big cats – like lions, tigers, jaguars, and cheetahs – from places where they’re being treated poorly. The organization currently has over 30 cats that really enjoy cuddling up with each other. Read on to do the math on these big cats – and see just how many big paws are running around there!

Tic-Tac-Toe with a Twist

October 3, 2015 4:00 pm


Tic-tac-toe is a fun game you can play almost anywhere. And if you ever get bored of it, you can put a mini tic-tac-toe board in each square of a giant tic-tac-toe board to create more excitement! Read on to find out how to play this twist on a favorite game – and see just how far beyond three-in-a-row tic-tac-toe can go.

The Truth about Toothpaste

October 2, 2015 4:00 pm


Ever wonder who thought up some ideas that we now do every day? Like brushing your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste, for example. It turned out to be a great idea, but who really thought of it? Read on to “brush” up on toothpaste math – you might be shocked at how far back it actually goes!

A Pumpkin That Packs a Punch

October 1, 2015 4:00 pm


Ever wonder just how “great” the Great Pumpkin of Charlie Brown fame was? Well, if it was anything like the size of the new largest pumpkin in North America, you’d need a forklift to get it anywhere! Read on to weigh in on the pumpkin math.

Build Your Own Big Bad Bed!

September 30, 2015 4:00 pm


When is a kid bed more than a kid bed? When a dad builds one with a slide, hidden bookcase-door, top-secret room, ball ramp, and pulley system out of Ikea furniture! Read on to see how the hours of fun add up with this awesome bed.

Can a Robot Ride a Bike?

September 29, 2015 4:00 pm


Meet Primer V2, a balancing bot with a special talent. Read on to find out what this radical, riding robot can do – and cruise along with the robot math!

Teeny Tiny Horse

September 28, 2015 4:00 pm


Horses are beautiful animals. And when they come in miniature size, they’re even more adorable! Read on to horse around with some mini math, and see how fun these animals are.

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse!

September 27, 2015 4:00 pm


During a lunar eclipse, the Moon is directly behind the Earth, on the opposite side of the Sun, causing it to be right in Earth’s shadow and making it look really cool. Well tonight another special thing happens with the moon that you won’t want to miss! Read on to find out what it is, and do the math in this rare lunar double feature!