# Author Archive

##### Happy Birthday, New York!

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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!

##### Poison Apples for All

July 18, 2014 4:00 pm

In places with lots of farms, it can be tricky to keep crops and farm animals safe from wild animals, while still letting those wild animals live. For once, we can solve both problems at the same time. Click “Read More” to see how poison apples are doing this – and do the math!

July 17, 2014 4:00 pm

No matter how much you love pet fish, there’s a limit as to how many you can have. The rule is 1 gallon of water for every 1 inch of fish. So if you want more fish, you have to build a bigger fish tank, like this one guy did. Click “Read More” to see just how big this tank is and do the fishy math!

##### How Tall Is Tall?

July 16, 2014 4:00 pm

It’s pretty easy to measure how tall you are: from the floor to the top of your head, no shoes allowed. But it’s a little more difficult to measure buildings: do you count up to the top floor? Or is it to the tippy top of the antenna? Click “Read More” to count your way to the top!

##### Stowaway Snake

July 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Sometimes cars just stop working right in the middle of the road. But it’s not often that they stop working for the reason that one woman’s car in New Mexico stopped. Click “Read More” to see what shock awaited her when she opened the hood – and do the math!

##### Fill Me Up

July 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Getting gasoline for your car is pretty easy. But how does the gas get to that hose in the first place? Click “Read More” to find out and do the math behind gas!