‘Animals’

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The Fastest Fish

August 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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What’s 10 feet long, 200 pounds, “talks” by changing color, and can swim as fast as some cars drive? Read on to find out – and do the math behind the fastest fish!

A Better Friend Than a Porcupine

August 27, 2015 4:00 pm

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Animal shelters have all kinds of animals living there. For example, one animal shelter in Arkansas has a resident capybara, who is friends with puppies, turtles, deer, and basically everyone else at the shelter! Read on to see how Cheesecake the capybara’s friends have multiplied over the years – and do the math on capybaras.

Everything but a Purple Platypus

August 14, 2015 4:00 pm

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What do a bluejay, yellow jacket, and red-tailed hawk have in common? Read on to find out – and do the math in colorful animals!

Party for a Panda

August 8, 2015 4:00 pm

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Everybody likes to celebrate birthdays, so why not let animals join in on the fun? And Jia Jia the panda has a good excuse to party. As the oldest panda living in captivity, she’s had a lot of years to learn how to celebrate! Read on to see what birthday this world-record holder celebrated – and do the math on panda years.

The Right Day to Wiggle Your Toes

August 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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Our toes are usually stuffed inside socks and shoes. But today’s their big chance to break out and move about – it’s National Wiggle Your Toes Day! Read on to do the math on your wiggly little piggies, and give them a chance to do the counting for once.

Animal Airport

July 27, 2015 4:00 pm

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When people fly into the U.S. with their pets, the animals have to stay at the airport for a few days to make sure they’re healthy. And now one airport has begun building a place where the pets can stay in style! Read on to find out about all the special treats these pets get, and do the flying, furry-friend math.

Snacktime for Sharks

July 25, 2015 4:00 pm

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Since it’s National Zookeeper Week, we should give a shout-out to aquarists, who take care of the animals at the aquariums. There’s lots of math involved in feeding all those marine animals, including keeping track of who eats when! Read on to swim your way through the math of mealtime at the aquarium.

Too Big for Dinner

July 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s not unusual to find lobsters in the sea. So why did it make the news when a fisherman caught this one in the Gulf of Maine? Read on to find out – and discover the monster lobster math!

The Cuddliest Octopus

June 29, 2015 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.

Wrong Ride for a Raccoon

June 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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Raccoons and alligators don’t seem like they’d normally be friends. So why is this raccoon perched on top of this gator? Read on to find out – and do the math!