‘Daily Math’

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Craziest Basketball Shot Ever

August 30, 2015 4:00 pm

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Basketball is a fun sport to begin with. Now imagine adding crazy costumes, ramps, a slingshot, a swimming pool, and a truck to it to perform the craziest dunk ever. That’s exactly what one group of people did – all in one take! Read on to see how many times they had to try it to get it right – and do all the math in this talented trick.

The Fastest Fish

August 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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What’s 10 feet long, 200 pounds, “talks” by changing color, and can swim as fast as some cars drive? Read on to find out – and do the math behind the fastest fish!

2 Million Birds, All in One Place

August 28, 2015 4:00 pm

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Have you ever folded paper in special ways to do an art called origami? How about making 2 million origami birds? People around the world did just that as a way to help after the earthquake in Japan in 2011. Read on to find out about the different sizes of birds that were made with different materials – and fly away with the math!

A Better Friend Than a Porcupine

August 27, 2015 4:00 pm

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Animal shelters have all kinds of animals living there. For example, one animal shelter in Arkansas has a resident capybara, who is friends with puppies, turtles, deer, and basically everyone else at the shelter! Read on to see how Cheesecake the capybara’s friends have multiplied over the years – and do the math on capybaras.

Running for 99 Days

August 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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Have you ever walked so long it felt like you were walking for days? One man actually did walk for days – 99 days to be exact – as he trekked across the United States, from California to Maine. Read on to find out how the miles added up!

A Good Reason to Jump on the Bed

August 25, 2015 4:00 pm

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What do mattresses, dominoes, and 850 people have in common? A world record, of course! Read on to find out how one hotel gave a whole new meaning to crashing into bed – and do the mattress math.

When Bears Find Your Backyard Pool

August 24, 2015 4:00 pm

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You’ve probably heard of the doggy paddle, but what about the bear paddle? One family of bears decided to show us just that as they took a swim in the backyard pool of a New Jersey family. Read on to see how much fun the mama and cub bears had – and swim through the numbers behind these bubbly bears!

What Really Happened to Turtle Soup Ice Cream

August 23, 2015 4:00 pm

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Ben & Jerry’s makes a lot of flavors, and not all of them are hits. So where do the not-so-popular ones like “Peanuts! Popcorn!” go? Read on to find out – and crunch the dessert digits of unpopular ice cream flavors!

Thanking the Tooth Fairy

August 22, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s not every day you get to celebrate the Tooth Fairy. But we get to today because it’s National Tooth Fairy Day! And with 20 million kids in the U.S. who each have 20 baby teeth, this hard-working fairy deserves a lot of credit. Read on to sink your teeth into the math of National Tooth Fairy Day.

How a Car Really Works

August 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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The engines in our cars make them run, but how do they work? One person decided to make a neat model of an engine. But it’s not made from metal like you might expect. Read on to find out what this magical model is made from, and how it runs – and motor through the model engine math!