‘Daily Routine’

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100-Year-Old Math Teacher

October 22, 2014 3:00 pm


100 is a great number, and it’s even better if it’s your age — and you’re a math teacher. Madeline Scotto just turned 100 years old last week, and is still working 3 days a week as a math-team coach. It just goes to show that it’s fun to play with numbers at any age.

How Many People Have There Ever Been?

October 17, 2014 4:00 pm


There are about 320 million Americans – right now, at least. But how many have we ever had? This isn’t the easiest number to figure out. In 2011 one group did just that, though. And the numbers may shock you!

7-Foot Shoe

October 14, 2014 4:00 pm


Yes, you’re seeing that picture right: it shows a man sitting inside a fuzzy, claw-shaped slipper. The slipper was a big accident, made wrong when Tom Boddingham tried to order one slipper in a different size from the other. We doubt he wanted it to be that much bigger, but it definitely makes a nice sleeping bag!

Paint Like a Caveman

October 13, 2014 4:00 pm


Back when human beings lived in caves, life wasn’t anything like it is now. Cavemen woke up, hunted animals all day, went to sleep, and the next day they started all over, probably without taking a bath. They definitely didn’t have our cool tools, toys and gadgets. But they did make art!

Dancing with a Traffic Light

October 5, 2014 4:00 pm


When we’re in a hurry, we hate having to stop and wait for a red light, or for that sign with the little red man. People in a rush sometimes just ignore that guy and try to run across before cars drive through, which is dangerous. So some people in Lisbon, Portugal wondered if pedestrians (people on foot) would stop if the little red man moved around and made waiting fun.

A Trillion Dollars in Your Pocket

October 4, 2014 4:00 pm


Of all the things you can buy, buying trillions of dollars that can’t be spent on anything might be the weirdest. But sure enough, on Amazon and other sites you can buy old money from Zimbabwe, a trillion dollars at a time. Every country has its own unit of money, called currency (dollars in the US, pounds in Great Britain, and so on).

When Money Weighs You Down

September 29, 2014 4:00 pm


When we count out money to pay for something, usually we don’t study it very carefully – we just add it up. But money has some cool secrets. Click “Read More” to find out about them, and do the money math!

Putting the “Sleep” in “Sleepover”

September 26, 2014 4:00 pm


If you’ve ever slept over at a friend’s house, you know how hard it is to sleep at these things. It’s just too much fun to be with people you don’t normally see at that time. And even though you’ll fall asleep really late, you might wake up early the next morning anyway, since you’re used to it. Click “Read More” to some sleepover bedtime math!

Spaghetti All Day, Every Day

September 10, 2014 4:00 pm


Whether you love pasta or not, there’s probably a limit as to how much you can – or want – to eat. And with Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass, you can get all you want…and then some. Click “Read More” to see how the pasta plates start to add up!

840 Dresses and Counting

September 6, 2014 4:00 pm


It’s hard work to make a piece of clothing. But 99-year-old Lillian Weber makes it look easy! Click “Read More” to see why Lilllian is “sew” awesome – and do the math.