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A Cool 100 Grand…Kids

June 16, 2015 4:00 pm

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When you have 100 people in your family, things can get a little crazy! Read on to do the math on the Zanger family, who just added a great-great-grandchild to the mix for an even 100 family members.

Car Full of Coins

June 9, 2015 4:00 pm

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They say a penny saved is a penny earned. So just how many pennies would you have to save to buy a car? Ask one man in China who bought a car with coins (with some small bills, too). Read on to find out just how many coins the car cost – and do the math!

Rock, Paper…Bridge?

June 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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Ever walk across a bridge? How about one made of paper, or a stone bridge that makes a big loop? Read on to discover the magnificent math in these bizarre bridges!

A Bee That’s All about Words

June 1, 2015 4:00 pm

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Do you know how to spell xylophone, tyrannosaurus, or guacamole? Read on to do the numbers behind the letters in the National Spelling Bee!

The Watch That Watches You

December 29, 2014 4:00 pm

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This is really a wristband more than a watch, but there’s a new piece of jewelry that does things for you when you fall asleep. Read on to see what new invention two teenagers in the UK have come up with – and do the math on how much you can now get done while you sleep!

A Fairy-Tale Castle for Real

December 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to live in a fairy-tale castle? This is a real castle called the Swallow’s Nest, on the south coast of Crimea, and would make anyone feel like a king or queen. Read on to do the math on this real-life castle!

Laughing As Exercise

December 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Did you ever wonder what your face has to do to laugh? It’s actually a lot of work, right? since almost every part of your face moves. Read on the do the math on how much of a work-out your mouth gets when you laugh!

Last One of the Century

December 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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Did you notice anything about today’s date? If your country lists the date as the number of the month, the number of the day, and then the year, today is 12/13/14. And a date in order like this won’t happen for the rest of this century! Read on for more calendar number play.

Way, Way, Way Past Due

December 7, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you borrow a book from the library, you need to bring it back within a few weeks so other people can borrow it, too. But sometimes people return their library books late — really, really late. One book that was recently returned to a school library in Washington might hold the record, though. Read on to see the trip it made instead of being returned to the library.

The No-Longer-Impossible Bike

December 4, 2014 4:00 pm

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A bicycle gives you a smart, easy way to go places. It weighs a lot less than a car — can you imagine carrying an SUV on your shoulder? But a bike is still pretty heavy and crazy-shaped to pick up with your hands. So a team of guys built a bike that can fold up really, really small and fit in your backpack.