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The Toothy Truth

August 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Isha I. asked us, how many teeth are there in the world? When you stop to count all the teeth in humans and animals, the numbers get big! Read on to sink your teeth into the math behind this toothy question.

Eat It or Wear It

August 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you eat candy, normally you throw out the wrappers, because what else are you going to do with them? Well, if you’re as resourceful as these people, you might just want to start saving them! Read on to see where math meets candy wrappers and clothes.

I Scream, You Scream…

August 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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You’ve probably eaten ice cream before. But have you ever made it? It can be easier than you think! Read on to discover the cool math behind this frozen treat.

Whipped Cream Gone Wild

August 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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Desserts are yummy, but many are even yummier with whipped cream on top. And you may not think it, but there’s a lot of math that goes into making the perfect whipped cream! Read on to whip up the numbers in this delicious dessert topping.

The Tree You Can’t Hug

August 25, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever hugged a tree all the way around, we bet it was not a sequoia. Sequoias are huge trees! So naturally there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to discover the numbers in these towering trees.

Crazy Bus

August 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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You’ve probably seen — or maybe even ridden — a bright yellow school bus. But have you ridden one that flies? This amusement park ride may not actually take you anywhere, but there’s tons of math and other fun in it. Read on to fly through the numbers in the Crazy Bus!

Stomp It

August 23, 2018 4:00 pm

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Did you ever realize you can make music with just about anything? Even garbage lids, kitchen sinks, and brooms! Read on to do the math behind the wacky music you can make with everyday items.

Three Birthdays Every Day

August 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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We have to wait a whole 365 days for our birthdays to come around again. But what if we lived on a planet where we only had to wait a few hours? Well, there’s one planet out there where this could happen! Read on to find out more about Kepler-78b, and do the math to see how often you’d get to eat cake and celebrate.

Skater Mouse

August 21, 2018 4:00 pm

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Mice are more talented than you know. Shane Willmott proved this by teaching his pet mice some pretty awesome tricks. Read on to see what tricks they learned – and hang ten with the math in these radical rodents!

Where Ice Cream Flavors Go

August 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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What happens to ice cream flavors that some people like but most don’t? If you’re at Ben & Jerry’s, they go to the Flavor Graveyard. And after being around for more than 30 years, those flavors begin to stack up. Read on to devour the melty math in retired ice cream flavors!