‘Animals’

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Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

October 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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The saying “let the cat out of the bag” actually has to do with cats and pigs. And this cat-and-pig duo shows that there doesn’t have to be a bag involved for these two animals to be paired up. Read on to do the math on this cat (and pig!) nap – and find math and friendship in unlikely places!

Speedy Scooter Dog

October 14, 2017 4:00 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!

The Straw That Broke the Gator’s Back

October 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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Hey, is that a real live monster-sized alligator? Read on to find out – and see how math, art, and nature come together!

When Sheep and Trains Fly

October 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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When people don’t believe something, they say it will happen “when pigs fly!” Well, you just may see a few pigs flying at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this week. Read on to be lifted up, up, and away with the math in this hot air balloon festival!

Flashing Those Lego Feathers

October 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever played with Legos, you know how fun it is to make creations with them. Well, Sean Kenney, an artist and “LEGO Certified Professional” has taken brick building to a new level – he creates life-like statues of animals using thousands of Legos! Read on to do the math on his brick collection – and see how real his wild creature creations look.

Fluffy Robot Penguin

October 8, 2017 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.

Because Guinea Pigs Need Friends, Too

October 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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Different pets need different things, and some animals really need another animal friend. Guinea pigs are some of those animals, and the people of Switzerland have decided to do something to make sure these cute critters have furry friends. Read on to double the fun with the guinea pig math!

Prairie Dog Party

September 30, 2017 4:00 pm

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Prairie dogs aren’t only cute animals that apparently like to munch on carrots. They’re also awesome underground architects, building tunnels and “towns” that are miles long! Read on to learn more about these furry friends – and dig up the numbers behind prairie dogs.

How to Jump out of the Zoo

September 25, 2017 4:00 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. Read on to jump through the math in creating a zoo!

When Cat Meets Deer

September 22, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’re loving this video of a very confused-looking cat meeting up with some equally confused-looking deer, maybe for the first time for all of them. It makes sense that the little cat would be nervous, but if you do the math, the deer shouldn’t be so scared, right?