‘Animals’

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Fine-Dining Dog

February 21, 2017 4:00 pm

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Now this is silly: a dog eating at a table, using human hands! One man taught his dog Mariele this funny trick, and they put on shows for people. When you think about the practice this must have taken and all the food to practice it, the numbers really begin to wrack up. Read on to do the math about this fine-dining dog.

Chick-Tac-Toe

February 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to play the game tic-tac-toe, and apparently even chickens think so! With the playing grid and counting to three in a row, these chickens must have been real mathematicians — or were they? Read on to find out about these tricky chickies, and do the math in tic-tac-toe-playing birds.

Big Burst of Bunnies

February 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bunnies are really cute, except when they take over your whole town, like happened in South Fargo, ND a few years ago. And with how quickly bunnies multiply, the numbers really started to add up! Read on to hop to it with the bunny math.

One Tough Tortoise

February 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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Tortoises are pretty tough. So maybe that’s how this pet tortoise who had been lost for 30 years survived in the family’s shed before they finally found her! Read on to do the math in one tortoise’s ultimate game of hide-and-seek.

Giraffe Wannabe

February 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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What do you get when you cross a giraffe and a zebra? Probably something like the okapi, an animal that lives in Africa. Read on to learn more about this exotic friend, and discover the wild math behind it!

Groovin’ with the Groundhogs

February 2, 2017 4:00 pm

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Groundhog Day is when groundhogs pop their heads out of their holes and try to tell the future about the weather by looking for their shadows. And with 6 more weeks of winter weather on the line, you can bet these furry friends know how to do the math! Read on to do the Groundhog Day math for yourself.

PJs for Elephants

February 1, 2017 4:00 pm

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Pajamas are so nice and cozy, and it turns out that elephants sometimes need pajamas just like you! Do some creative math to figure out how to get those big guys ready for bed!

If You Give a Bird a Guitar…

January 29, 2017 4:00 pm

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Never mind giving a pig a pancake — what happens when you give a bunch of live birds a set of guitars? Read on to find out – and strum your way through the musical math!

Year of the Rooster

January 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Chinese New Year is a fun, days-long celebration of new beginnings. With 12 different animals for years to cycle through, there’s a lot of math that goes along with it! Read on to cock-a-doodle-doo the math in the Year of the Rooster this year, and learn more about this neat celebration.

The Best Day for Bubble Wrap

January 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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Did you ever get some bubble wrap and just couldn’t stop popping the little bubbles? Well, it turns out there’s a day where we show our appreciation for this packing-material-turned-toy. Read on for more about Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, and get popping with the math!