‘Animals’

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The Cat in Charge

March 23, 2017 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, 2017 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.

When Every Door Is a Doggie Door

March 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dog is man’s best friend and can be pretty smart too! See how this dog uses his skills to get inside!

Say “Cheese!” for the Octopus

March 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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How many octopus arms does it take to hold a camera? A real octopus showed us – read on to do the math and find out!

Fun with Ferrets

March 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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Ferrets sure make funny pets! Learn a little more about these wriggly animals and try some fun math problems!

Herding Ducks

March 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you yell “Fetch!”, your pet dog might run to grab a stick. But would your pet duck listen? Read on to find out and try a fun math problem!

Cat out of the Bag

March 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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What does it mean when someone “lets the cat out of the bag” and why did tricky farmers have to make sure they did the math right when selling pigs? Read on to see how these things are related – and do the math in swapping animals!

A Butterfly You Can Eat

March 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever tried eating a butterfly? Neither have we. But we’d definitely try one if it were made of chocolate like these ones are. Read on to see how they’re made, and make sure to do the math right, so none of your butterflies end up missing a wing!

How to Ride a Woodpecker

March 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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When we want to fly somewhere, we hop on a plane. Wild animals can’t do that — but if they’re crazy enough, they can hop onto a bird. Read on to see how one weasel did the math to catch a flight on a woodpecker.

Penguin Post Office

March 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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Going to the post office may seem like just another daily job. But not when you work at the post office in Antarctica, where you get to take care of penguins, too! Read on to see just how many people want to work there – and get a little silly with the penguin post office math.