‘50 States’

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Who’s Sure Who’s a Hoosier?

July 12, 2019 4:00 pm

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First, a fun little riddle: if Diana is in the kitchen and the kitchen is in the house, what’s in Diana? A state! Yes, today we’re trekking to...

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A Not-so-Secret Code

July 11, 2019 4:00 pm

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The number 802 might not mean much to you, but to a lot of people it sounds like home! That’s because all people in Vermont have phone numbers...

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The Perfect State to Park

July 10, 2019 4:00 pm

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Today Wyoming turns 129! Wyoming became the 44th state on this day in 1890. Only about 600,000 people live in this huge state, fewer than any other state....

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One Sharp State

July 9, 2019 4:00 pm

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Arizona is home to the world’s most famous hole in the ground (The Grand Canyon). But did you know it’s also the only state with the famous saguaro...

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Garden State Shakes

July 8, 2019 4:00 pm

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For a small state, New Jersey has a big appetite – and the food to prove it. Deep down we know Jersey makes better pizza than New York...

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It Just Doesn’t Get Any Gator

July 7, 2019 4:00 pm

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Florida may be the Sunshine State, but it’s just as famous for its alligators. Over 3 million of them live in the swampy Everglades. They love the warm,...

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Not a Road OR an Island

July 6, 2019 4:00 pm

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It might be the smallest state, but it has the biggest name: “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” Whoa! But you can just call it Rhode...

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Bigger Than You Think

July 5, 2019 4:00 pm

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As people in Alaska like to say, “If Texas doesn’t quit saying they’re the biggest state, we might just cut ourselves in half and make them third biggest.”  Alaska may be the baby of the American family – it became the 49th state out of 50 on this day in 1959 – but it is by far the largest.  There are only 18 countries bigger than Alaska, and it’s also bigger than the 22 smallest U.S. states combined.  Thanks to having all that space, Alaska has lots of room for huge mountains, beautiful glaciers, and lots of cool animals, including 200,000 of the state animal, the moose.  By comparison, there are only about 730,000 people – not surprising for a state with a record low temperature of negative 80 degrees.  At the least, everyone has lots of space.

Announcing ROAD TRIP: 50 States of Math!

July 4, 2019 4:00 pm

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It’s the Fourth of July, the day we celebrate the U.S. becoming a free country…and a great time to launch ROAD TRIP: 50 States of Math! Starting tomorrow we’re...

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