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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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.
It isn’t every day that a major city gets a new bridge, but that’s what’s happening in the New York City area these days. Click “Read More” to find out what bridge is getting a new version of itself – and do the bridge math!
Post-It® Notes, those colorful, sticky squares of paper, are the most fun school supplies out there. They’re used as bookmarks, name labels, reminders — and even as art. Click “Read More” to do the Post-It picture math!
As the school year winds up, a lot of kids get to ride the bus to school, which can give your day a fun start. But how about riding that bus home and staying in it because it’s actually your home? Click “Read More” to see how Hank Butitta did just that – and do the bus math!
In America it’s Labor Day, when we celebrate American workers. Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September, and could be any of the first 7 days of the month – which makes for some pretty mobile math. Click “Read More” to do the Labor Day math!