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Spectacular, Smelly Fish

September 7, 2014 4:00 pm

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There are lots of ways that fish in an aquarium can wow us. But this mandarinfish may take the cake. Click “Read More” to find out why – and swim your way through the fish math!

840 Dresses and Counting

September 6, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s hard work to make a piece of clothing. But 99-year-old Lillian Weber makes it look easy! Click “Read More” to see why Lilllian is “sew” awesome – and do the math.

Who Has the Greater Crater?

September 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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When we look up at our beautiful Moon, we see craters, those big circular dents caused by huge chunks of flying rock smashing into the Moon for billions of years. Well, Earth has craters from meteors and asteroids, too. Click “Read More” to see which celestial body has the greater crater – and do the math!

Troubled Bridge over Water

September 4, 2014 4:00 pm

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It isn’t every day that a major city gets a new bridge, but that’s what’s happening in the New York City area these days. Click “Read More” to find out what bridge is getting a new version of itself – and do the bridge math!

Sticky Pictures

September 3, 2014 4:00 pm

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Post-It® Notes, those colorful, sticky squares of paper, are the most fun school supplies out there. They’re used as bookmarks, name labels, reminders — and even as art. Click “Read More” to do the Post-It picture math!

Livin’ in a Schoolbus

September 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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As the school year winds up, a lot of kids get to ride the bus to school, which can give your day a fun start. But how about riding that bus home and staying in it because it’s actually your home? Click “Read More” to see how Hank Butitta did just that – and do the bus math!

Daze of Summer

September 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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In America it’s Labor Day, when we celebrate American workers. Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September, and could be any of the first 7 days of the month – which makes for some pretty mobile math. Click “Read More” to do the Labor Day math!

Berry, Berry Mixed Up

August 31, 2014 4:00 pm

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Which of these fruits are not berries: strawberry, blackberry, banana, tomato, and blueberry? Turns out just two of them aren’t. Click “Read More” to find out which two, and do some yummy berry math!

Digging Way, Way Deep

August 29, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever driven through a long tunnel? Is that the coolest thing or what? It’s even cooler how tunnels are made. Click “Read More” to dig up the dirt on tunnel-making, and tunnel through some fun math!

Ice Bucket Challenge

August 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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When people want to collect money for a good cause, like inventing new medicines, there are lots of ways to do it, and the ALS Foundation has a really fun one: the Ice Bucket Challenge. And some people decide to go really big when they do it. Click “Read More” to find out how big one Illinois family went and chill out with some math!