‘Daily Math’

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A Backwards Day

January 20, 2021 4:00 pm

A palindrome is a word that is spelled the same backwards and forwards, like toot and racecar. Can you think of any others? It turns out numbers can...

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A Family for the Record Books

January 19, 2021 4:00 pm

Imagine being 75 years old… and still being the baby of the family. That’s what life is like for Eugenia D’Cruz, who has 11 older brothers and sisters!...

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Your Own Tie-Dyed Crayons

January 18, 2021 4:00 pm

We all know some crayon colors are more popular than others. But what can you do with the leftover pieces of crayons that are too small to color with? Make your own crazy tie-dyed crayons! Read on to see how – and do the colorful math.

Krush of K’Nex

January 17, 2021 4:00 pm

K’Nex are pretty cool to begin with, but this world-record K’Nex structure is out of this world! With elevators, ramps, a ferris wheel and more, it’s easy to see how it is the largest K’Nex ball contraption. Read on to see it in action and get on a roll with the math.

Donuts Gone Bonkers

January 16, 2021 4:00 pm

When you stick one yummy food inside another, the yumminess really multiplies quickly. So the “donut turducken” – an apple fritter inside pudding inside a donut, topped with chocolate frosting – must have a yumminess factor that’s out of this world! Read on to get a taste of the delicious dessert math.

Dogs in Charge

January 15, 2021 4:00 pm

Dogs may seem like they’re just fun, fluffy goofballs. But some dogs actually work real jobs, such as police dogs. When you count up all the hours and years they spend training and doing their jobs, it’s clear that they’re not just all about the fun and games! Read on to see how the training adds up – and do the canine counting.

Banging out That Song

January 14, 2021 4:00 pm

Usually you aren’t supposed to pound on your toys with sticks. But there’s one toy where you can do that all you want. Read on to find out what toy this is, and do the musical math!

A Brush with Danger

January 13, 2021 4:00 pm

Sometimes you look at your everyday life and decide you need a change – a big change.  And one way to get that is to repaint your bedroom.  Lots of colors, lots of eye-hurting patterns – something that will make a statement.

If you could repaint your room, and could go as crazy as you wanted, what colors would you use?  Of course, the fancier you get, the more carefully you have to plan.

How Birds Make Movies

January 12, 2021 4:00 pm

We all love to take pictures and videos of ourselves, and it looks like eagles do, too. One eagle stole a hiker’s camera and took a little trip with it. Read on to do the high-flying math on this camera-crazed bird!

More Llama Drama

January 11, 2021 4:00 pm

Wait, is that a llama running down the street?! That’s what happened in Newburyport, MA last Wednesday. Llamas are big, shaggy animals that normally live in South America....

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