‘Daily Math’

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When Your Fridge Spits Candy

October 31, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you live in America, you may come home today from trick-or-treating with a huge pile of candy, or have leftovers from the candy you give kids who visit you. Where are you going to put it all? One candy-loving guy has the answer – and it’s pretty clever!

Cloudtrackers

October 30, 2014 3:00 pm

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When you look up at the sky, for a moment a big fluffy cloud might block the sun, and then you’re in the shade. These puffy, floating shadow-makers are great for creating shapes…and doing math.

Trick Ice Cream

October 29, 2014 4:00 pm

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Ice cream is already a pretty exciting treat: cold, yummy sweetness that melts on your tongue, sometimes with crunch or caramel mixed in. So what could be better than ice cream? Color-changing ice cream, of course, which was recently invented by Spanish physicist Manuel Linares.

Scooter Dog

October 28, 2014 3:00 pm

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We’ve seen dogs ride skateboards and surfboards, which takes great balance. But for a dog to ride a scooter is a different story. Well, Norman the French sheepdog can do just that, and has set the doggie scooter-riding world record. When you think about all the hours of training and scooter rides it took for him to do this, it really adds up and makes his feat that much more impressive!

Glow-in-the-Dark Trees

October 27, 2014 3:00 pm

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We all love stuff that glows in the dark: T-shirts, bracelets, blinking shoelaces. But what if trees could glow in the dark? That’s what a Danish designer and an American scientist wondered when they put the glowing stuff from sea creatures in a baby plant. The result was glowing – literally!

Will the Real Tallest Mountain Please Rise…

October 26, 2014 3:00 pm

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Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, right? Well, not quite. At 29,035 feet, Mount Everest is the highest peak above sea level (the surface of the ocean), but it isn’t the tallest mountain from top to bottom — if you count what’s underwater.

Recycling for Fido and Fluffy

October 25, 2014 3:00 pm

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Whenever you “recycle” a plastic water bottle instead of throwing it out, you’re helping our planet by letting that plastic be re-used, so we don’t have to make it from scratch again. But it gets even better than that in Istanbul, Turkey, where one company has created a way to help the environment and stray cats and dogs in the city.

Spotted on Halloween

October 24, 2014 3:00 pm

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With Halloween just a week away, lots of us have decorated our homes for the big day. And if you’re a little creeped out by all those giant spiders and webs on people’s bushes — even though you know 3-foot-wide spiders probably aren’t real — you can try glowsticks for something a little less yucky and a little more colorful. No matter what you use to decorate, though, there’s sure to be lots of math!

When Zoo Animals Jump

October 23, 2014 3:00 pm

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Running a zoo is a lot of work: feeding all the animals, scooping their poop, and keeping critters from chasing (and eating) each other. For that last one, building the zoo is an even bigger project. You’d be amazed at just how high some of those animals can jump – and how high those fences have to be!

100-Year-Old Math Teacher

October 22, 2014 3:00 pm

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100 is a great number, and it’s even better if it’s your age — and you’re a math teacher. Madeline Scotto just turned 100 years old last week, and is still working 3 days a week as a math-team coach. It just goes to show that it’s fun to play with numbers at any age.