‘Daily Routine’

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Taking “All You Can Eat” to the Max

November 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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The restaurant chain Olive Garden stirred up some excitement when they sold $100 all-you-can-eat passes: just $100 to eat as much pasta, salad and bread as you want as often as you want for 7 weeks. Well, one man from North Carolina decided to get his money’s worth, by having 95 meals (and counting!) in the first 6 weeks of his pass. He definitely put his money where his mouth is.

Wearing Your Heart – and Some Numbers – on Your Sleeve

November 6, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s a big job to knit a sweater, not to mention a sweater that teaches math. But Sondra Eklund has done just that with her super-colorful, stripey prime factorization cardigan. Forget using a calculator – all she needs to do is look down at her sleeves to do the math!

Picking the Winners

November 4, 2014 4:00 pm

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Today is Election Day, when grown-ups get to choose the people they want to have running our government. With the country, each state, and each city and town having its own government, there are a lot of people running for office today and hoping the numbers add up for them!

Kid in the Mail

November 3, 2014 4:00 pm

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For a long time the U.S. Post Office delivered only thin letters. So when they first started delivering packages in 1913, people got excited and started mailing all sorts of surprising things.

Cloudtrackers

October 30, 2014 3:00 pm

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When you look up at the sky, for a moment a big fluffy cloud might block the sun, and then you’re in the shade. These puffy, floating shadow-makers are great for creating shapes…and doing math.

Recycling for Fido and Fluffy

October 25, 2014 3:00 pm

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Whenever you “recycle” a plastic water bottle instead of throwing it out, you’re helping our planet by letting that plastic be re-used, so we don’t have to make it from scratch again. But it gets even better than that in Istanbul, Turkey, where one company has created a way to help the environment and stray cats and dogs in the city.

100-Year-Old Math Teacher

October 22, 2014 3:00 pm

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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

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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

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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

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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!