‘Animals’

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Dogs in Charge

January 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dogs may seem like they’re just fun, fluffy goofballs. But some dogs actually work real jobs, such as police dogs. When you count up all the hours and years they spend training and doing their jobs, it’s clear that they’re not just all about the fun and games! Read on to see how the training adds up – and do the canine counting.

How Birds Make Movies

January 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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We all love to take pictures and videos of ourselves, and it looks like eagles do, too. One eagle stole a hiker’s camera and took a little trip with it. Read on to do the high-flying math on this camera-crazed bird!

Ride That Lobster!

January 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Merry-go-rounds just got wild! Our fan Laurel P. let us know about one that artist Jeff Briggs has created from people’s drawings of animals. Read on to take a spin with the math in this wild ride.

A Shark Who Likes Snow

January 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to make a snowman when there’s enough snow. But it must have been even more fun to make a giant snow shark! Read on to see how one family scaled up the fun, and do the math by the shovelful.

Strut Like a Sheep

January 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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Sheep are herd animals who just follow each other without asking questions. So we’re loving this video that shows a stream of sheep flowing from one grassy area to another. And when it comes to all these sheep, the math is boundless! Read on to count the sheep and discover the moving math.

When You Stay Up Late…

December 31, 2016 4:00 pm

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You might stay up extra late on New Year’s Eve to celebrate it turning the next year. But if you do, you’re usually extra tired the next day, which causes lots of yawning. Read on to do the math on how yawns stack up when they go from one person to another – and even to your dog!

12 Days of Presents

December 25, 2016 1:59 pm

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(Note: As we do on special holidays, in honor of today we’re providing a second extra math problem about Christmas, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about it. Enjoy!) In the Christmas song “Twelve Days of Christmas,” the person gets a new set of gifts every day. And when you think about it, those gifts can add up! Read on to do the math on the birds, rings, and costs of this favorite Christmas song.

Who Let the Owls Out?

December 17, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you go out to eat, you don’t usually expect owls to show up. But owl-themed cafes are becoming popular in Japan – and we can see why since these creatures are pretty cute! Read on to have a “whooot” with the owl-restaurant math.

Racing Alligators

December 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you raced an alligator, who would win? Are you faster than an alligator? Read on to do the math to see if you could say “See ya later, alligator!” in a race against this short, stumpy friend.

King of the Garbage Can

December 12, 2016 4:00 pm

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You probably know that it isn’t a great idea to eat out of the garbage. But that’s where some of the favorite foods of raccoons come from. Read on to do the math behind these super smart, masked masterminds!