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One Tough Tortoise

February 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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Tortoises are pretty tough. So maybe that’s how this pet tortoise who had been lost for 30 years survived in the family’s shed before they finally found her! Read on to do the math in one tortoise’s ultimate game of hide-and-seek.

Really Chilly Flowers

February 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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When it gets really cold, Mother Nature gets to work creating beautiful frost flowers in the Arctic Ocean. With certain temperatures needed for these chilly creations, there’s tons of math in them. Read on to do some cool math in chilly frost flowers!

Giraffe Wannabe

February 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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What do you get when you cross a giraffe and a zebra? Probably something like the okapi, an animal that lives in Africa. Read on to learn more about this exotic friend, and discover the wild math behind it!

Bubbleball

February 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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Soccer is fun, and knocking people over in a friendly way is fun. So imagine a sport that combines both, all while wearing a giant, bouncy bubble around yourself. That’s exactly what Bubbleball is! Read on to learn more about this strange sport, and bounce around some numbers involved with it.

The Best-Selling Cookie — at Least Right Now

February 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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Girl Scout cookies are some of the yummiest cookies around. And with a variety of flavors, shapes, and numbers of cookies, each boxful has a load of math in it. Read on to crunch and munch your way through the delicious numbers behind the country’s favorite cookies (at least during this time of year).

Spirocakes

February 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you like math, art, and pancakes, then the Spirocake is for you! It’s a neat tool that uses math and gears to create cool-looking pancakes. Read on to see how it does it – and eat up the math in these delicious pancake designs.

Super Bowl Fat-Fest

February 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s the Super Bowl, America’s most important football game. Millions of people watch from home with family or friends, and it turns out they aren’t just watching the game: they’re eating a ton of food. One professor did the math to figure out just how much food everyone is eating during the big game. Read on to find out – and do the math for yourself!

A Town Called Greasy

February 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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A lot of American towns and cities have pretty plain names. But there are some with interesting ones, like Happyland, CT and Oddville, KY. Read on to discover more odd-ball town names, and do the math!

Super-Sized Snowflakes

February 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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Snowflakes are beautiful, but it’s hard to see exactly what they look like. One photographer figured out how to take close-up pictures of them, though – and you can see all the shapes, patterns, and math in them. Read on to discover the beauty and math in Mother Nature’s snowflakes!

Groovin’ with the Groundhogs

February 2, 2017 4:00 pm

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Groundhog Day is when groundhogs pop their heads out of their holes and try to tell the future about the weather by looking for their shadows. And with 6 more weeks of winter weather on the line, you can bet these furry friends know how to do the math! Read on to do the Groundhog Day math for yourself.