‘Animals’

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Egg Hunt

April 21, 2019 3:59 pm

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We’ve included an extra math problem about Easter, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about the day. Read on to find out about the history of the Easter egg, and do the math on how quickly the candy can really add up!

Rainbow Sheep

April 20, 2019 4:00 pm

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When we think of sheep, we think of fluffy white sheep, or maybe black ones from the song “Baa Baa Black Sheep”…or maybe just slightly brown, slightly dirty, slightly smelly sheep. We definitely don’t think of pink sheep or green sheep, like the ones here. “Read more” to find out how they got like this and do the wooly math!

Return of the Super-Sized Stingray

April 16, 2019 4:00 pm

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Stingrays can be pretty large. But just how big is the biggest one? Read on to find out – and do the math!

You’ll Never Believe What Money Can Buy

April 13, 2019 4:00 pm

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What’s the wackiest thing you can think of to buy? Read on to find out some pretty crazy things you can bid on, and see how they add up!

Gator Mania

April 12, 2019 4:00 pm

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In that swampy part of southern Florida called the Everglades, alligators abound. If you ride through on an airboat, you’re sure to have alligators swim right up to you, like our friend “Buckethead” here. Click “Read More” to do the math about “Buckethead” and his friends!

Big Mouth

April 10, 2019 4:00 pm

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Pelicans are those tropical birds with the funny sack hanging from their beak. Why do they have that giant gaping mouth? What’s going on in there? Click “Read More” to find out and do the math!

Oh Give Me a Home…

April 7, 2019 4:00 pm

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Buffalo, those big furry animals also called bison, are the biggest animals in North America. They’re up to 11 feet long, weigh up to 2,000 pounds, and can jump pretty high, too! Click “Read More” to do some big buffalo math.

A Surprise Prickly Pet

March 27, 2019 4:00 pm

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Frogs seem slippery and slimy. But this frog can pull some crazy tricks. Read on for the math on its shape-shifting secrets!

The Cat in Charge

March 23, 2019 4:00 pm

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Cats like mice, and the Chief Mouser at the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister’s house is no exception. Click “Read More” to find out more and do the math!

Good Moo-sic

March 22, 2019 4:00 pm

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We all like different music from each other. You and your friend might like some of the same songs, but not every song, and your parents definitely don’t like all the same songs as you. So what about cows: do cows all like the same music? And is there one kind they like best? Scientists studied this a few years ago by playing different songs for cows to see if the cows made more milk during certain songs. They found that when listening to songs with fewer than 100 beats a minute – maybe about 1 beat per second – the cows gave 3% more milk: in the time the farmers normally got 100 cups from them, they now got an extra 3 cups. Even though people have been studying this since the 1930’s, no one’s sure whether music really makes cows make more milk – or more importantly, whether the milk tastes better.