‘Animals’

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The Fluffiest Sheep Ever

August 31, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you don’t cut your hair for a while, it gets really long. Now imagine how big and fluffy a sheep gets without a haircut! That’s what happened to one sheep in Australia, who must have gotten pretty itchy from all that fur. Read on for the fun facts on this fluffy math problem.

2 Million Birds, All in One Place

August 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever folded paper in special ways to do an art called origami? How about making 2 million origami birds? People around the world did just that as a way to help after the earthquake in Japan in 2011. Read on to find out about the different sizes of birds that were made with different materials – and fly away with the math!

A Mini-Mini-Kangaroo

August 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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Kangaroos are big. But their cousin the wallaby is much smaller. And that means wallabies such as this rescued one named Scotty can fit in some pretty small and snug places and look really adorable! Read on to do the mini math of wallabies.

Bears in the Backyard Pool

August 25, 2017 4:00 pm

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You’ve probably heard of the doggy paddle, but what about the bear paddle? One family of bears decided to show us just that as they took a swim in the backyard pool of a New Jersey family. Read on to see how much fun the mama and cub bears had – and swim through the numbers behind these bubbly bears!

Candy-Popping Pup

August 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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The picture you see here looks like a photo of a beagle getting a shower, but it isn’t a photo at all. Read on to see how artist Joel Brochus got creative with his food, and do a sprinkling of math!

How to Turn a Banana into a Penguin

August 23, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’re told not to play with our food, but when it looks like a cute penguin, it’s hard not to. One website shows you how to turn an ordinary fruit into an adorable animal. Read on to go bananas for the math in these edible penguin friends!

Squirrels with Stripes

August 21, 2017 4:00 pm

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Of all backyard animals, one of the cutest and furriest is the tiny chipmunk. This small rodent is a Read on to find out more about these furry backyard friends, and do the chipmunk math!

You Can Count on Dogs, Because Dogs Can Count

August 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dogs can learn pretty cool tricks, like how to sit, shake paws, and even speak. But we think this Jack Russell terrier named Maggie has learned the coolest trick of all. Read on to find out what this counting canine can do – and do the math with her!

Hitchhiker Kitten

August 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’ve heard of purring engines before, but not quite like this. A guy drove to work one morning and realized there was a kitten who hopped along for the ride under the hood of his car. Read on to find out this story’s purrfect ending – and do the stowaway kitten math!

A Tummy Scratch for Elephants

August 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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World Elephant Day is the perfect day to explore the mighty math in elephants. Read on to see how the numbers add up with these friendly giants.