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Spirocakes

February 6, 2019 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-Sized Snowflakes

February 5, 2019 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!

A Town Called Greasy

February 4, 2019 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 Bowl Fat-Fest

February 3, 2019 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!

Groovin’ with the Groundhogs

February 2, 2019 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.

PJs for Elephants

February 1, 2019 4:00 pm

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Pajamas are so nice and cozy, and it turns out that elephants sometimes need pajamas just like you! Do some creative math to figure out how to get those big guys ready for bed!

Eggstreme Color

January 31, 2019 4:00 pm

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A geode is a rock whose inside is full of crystals, which is pretty cool. What’s even cooler is that you can make your own geodes at home! Read on to see how, and do the colorful crystal counting.

Answer Your Car’s Questions

January 30, 2019 4:00 pm

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Did you ever wonder what cars would say if they could talk? Chances are they’d ask a lot of questions that you’d be able to answer by doing some math. So read on to see what your car might say…and figure out how you’d answer it!

If You Give a Bird a Guitar…

January 29, 2019 4:00 pm

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Never mind giving a pig a pancake — what happens when you give a bunch of live birds a set of guitars? Read on to find out – and strum your way through the musical math!

Checkerboard Chocolate

January 28, 2019 4:00 pm

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These amazing designs combine two of our favorite things: chocolate and shapes! That makes it double the fun with the math in them. Read on to play with your food – and discover the numbers in chocolate and shapes.