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A Big Bite of Shark

August 6, 2014 5:23 pm

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Recently, a fisherman in China caught a 16-foot long whale shark in his fishing net, weighing more than 2 tonnes. It was so huge that he had to drape it over a truck to drive it to the fish market! Click “Read More” to get the numbers behind sharks, and do the math.

Plastic-Gobbling Sea Machine

August 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s exciting when anyone invents a machine that’s going to make our world better, like cleaning up garbage from our oceans. It’s even more exciting when that person is a 19-year-old kid. Click “Read More” to find out about this cool new invention and do the Ocean Cleanup math!

Looking Four the Answer

August 4, 2014 4:00 pm

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Today is the 4th day of the 8th month of 2014 – that’s a lot of fours, isn’t it? And 4 is a pretty cool number. Click “Read More” to find out some cool facts about the number 4, and do the math!

Hats Off to Texas

August 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love hats, you probably don’t have more of them than this Lone Star-shaped sculpture in Fort Worth, Texas. Click “Read More” to find out just how many hats star in this sculpture and do the hat math.

National Cheesecake Day

July 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s National Cheesecake Day, when we celebrate one of the yummiest desserts out there. You can make cheesecake with only a few ingredients, or go all out and make it really fancy. Click “Read More” to get a delicious serving of cheesecake math!

Happy Birthday, New York!

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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On this day in 1788, New York became the 11th state in the United States. And it’s a state full of surprises everywhere you turn. Click “Read More” to do the Empire State math!

From Dawn Till Dusk

July 25, 2014 3:59 pm

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Note: As we do for religious holidays, in honor of this month we’re providing a second extra math problem about Ramadan, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about it. Click “Read More” to do the math. Enjoy!

Wall-to-Wall Trees

July 22, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played with Lincoln Logs, and as you stacked the little toy sticks, wondered how many trees it takes to build a real house? Well, other people have, too. Click “Read More” to find out just how many trees may be in your home – and do the math!

American Ninja Warrior

July 21, 2014 4:00 pm

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If there’s one time you get to see super-strong, super-fast people do amazing stunts, it’s on “American Ninja Warrior.” Athletes have to do all kinds of stunts to get through crazy obstacle courses like climbing tilted ladders and run across tipping mats. Click “Read More” to see the math needed to get through the obstacles!

Best Tricks in the House

July 19, 2014 4:00 pm

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We love it when people find simple, clever tricks to solve silly problems. These tricks, or “hacks,” use stuff that’s just lying around the house in ways you’d never expect. Click “Read More” for some of these clever hacks, and see how doing the math can help, too!