‘Daily Math’

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Cash for Kitty

November 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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As America heads into Thanksgiving, it’s a great time to be thankful, and to notice the people around us doing good things. And some of those things are pretty surprising, like what Rick Snyder does for the stray cats in his neighborhood. It just goes to show that 1 person can make a big change!

Speed Stroller

November 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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You might not remember being pushed around in a stroller when you were 1 year old. But even so, you’re probably pretty sure the stroller didn’t have a gas-fueled engine driving it at the speed of a car. That didn’t stop one record-breaking dad from building the world’s fastest baby carriage.

Leaf Explosion

November 24, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you fling yourself into a pile of leaves, do you ever wonder how many leaves are in there? You might be surprised at how quickly the number of leaves pile up.

Fibonacci Day!

November 23, 2014 4:00 pm

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One of the most fun things about numbers is the patterns they make. It’s even more fun when the number patterns can be found in nature, like Fibonacci numbers. Read on to find out about the Fibonacci pattern and celebrate Fibonacci Day today!

Berries on the Run

November 22, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you buy a banana, zucchini or tomato at the grocery store, it just pops from the shelf into your shopping bag. But that fruit or veggie may have already traveled thousands of miles to reach you! Two people from National Geographic decided to track the journey of a box of strawberries. It might shock you to find out how well-traveled your fruits are.

Climbing to Infinity

November 21, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love climbing, do we have the jungle gym for you. It’s the new Infinity Climber at Liberty Science Center. “Infinity” is a math word: it means “forever” or “endlessness.” And while the Infinity limber doesn’t go on and on forever, it is pretty big and full of math and exercise!

Party Time in Space

November 20, 2014 4:00 pm

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Riding a rocket must be incredibly exciting. But it must be even better to zoom on a rocket up to the International Space Station and stay there. Sailing 268 feet above our heads, the ISS celebrates its 15th birthday today. So if you look up in the sky tonight and see it floating by, make sure to give it a “Happy birthday” shout out!

Sheep Parade

November 19, 2014 4:00 pm

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What better way to fall asleep than to count sheep — and better yet, a whole parade of them? Every year nearly 1 million sheep are lead through Madrid in search of warmer weather. Even though this may cause a traffic baa-ck up, it must be interesting to see (and count!) so many sheep parading through the city.

Sign of the Times (Square)

November 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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Times Square, a stretch of blocks in the middle of New York City, is famous for signs so bright that even at night the streets are as bright as daylight. And now one sign will shine brighter and bigger than all the rest. With 24 million LEDs, the world’s biggest billboard ever built is sure to grab some attention. It already grabbed ours with all the math in it!

Fluffy Robot Penguin

November 17, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s hard to study penguins as a scientist. But if you’re a scientist with a robot it’s a lot easier. And it’s even easier if your robot is cleverly disguised as a penguin. Read on to see how the penguins are liking these fluffy robot penguins, and do the penguin math.