‘Animals’

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The Cuddliest Octopus

June 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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“Cute” isn’t usually the first word you think of to describe an octopus. But this flapjack octopus is definitely an exception! Read on to see how the cuteness adds up for this eight-legged friend.

Finding Dory – and Drawing Her

June 16, 2018 4:00 pm

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Animated movies take a lot of drawing, and a lot of math! Read on to go behind the scenes and see the numbers involved in some of your favorite movies.

Perfect Paper Pets

June 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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This sleepy bear looks so real that if you poked him, he might startle awake. But he’s a sculpture made by artist Calvin Nicholls. Read on to be surprised by the material Calvin uses in his sculptures, and see where math meets art in his amazing work!

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo

June 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Most of us don’t live on farms, but we all know that the sound of a rooster crowing as the wake-up call when the sun rises. But did you know that roosters crow at the right time every day even if there isn’t sun? Click “Read More” to find out about these amazing alarm clocks and do the math!

Tiny Turbo-Bird

June 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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The bee hummingbird is the world’s tiniest bird. Just how small is this little flying wonder? Read on to find out – and get buzzing with the math in bee hummingbirds!

Tigers as Pets?

June 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Tigers may be big and strong and scary, but people love them. Thanks to their beautiful, stripy fur and slinky way of walking, tigers always win more votes for most Popular Animal than their less exciting cousin, the housecat. And with their speed and huge size, it’s not hard to see why. Click “Read More” for the numbers behind these favorite felines.

May Your Ears Hang Low

May 31, 2018 4:00 pm

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Did you know that your ears and nose “grow” your whole life? Read on to find out the astonishing math behind your ever-changing facial features!

What It Takes to Be Superman

May 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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They say Superman is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” But just how fast, powerful, and high-jumping is he? Read on to put numbers to the powers of Superman!

A One-Squiggle Cat

May 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s amazing what you can draw with just one line! Learn how Hilbert curves work with the help of a kitty in this story!

A Quick Drink for a Big Dog

May 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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Dogs are pretty smart and can learn tricks quickly. This giant furry friend picked up on a very useful trick. Read on to see his talent – and slurp up a refreshing mouthful of math!