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Living in a Lego House

October 21, 2017 4:00 pm

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If there was a life-size house made of Legos, would you live in it? Well, we don’t know about living in it, but people were lining up to help build a real house of Legos for a British TV show. And good thing, too, because the house used over 3 million Lego bricks! Read on to see how the math quickly stacked up when building this big house with tiny bricks.

What’s the Best Stuffed Animal?

October 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder if your favorite stuffed animal is the same kind as other people’s? Even though the first stuffed animal was a bear, there are all types now – from dogs and dinosaurs to cows and crocodiles. Read on to cozy up with the math in your favorite plush pals!

Home Sweet Pizza

October 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wished that you could use pizza to buy things? Well, one guy used pizza to buy a house! Of course, he used money, too, but his offer of throwing in a free pizza every month sealed the deal. Read on to see how the slices added up to a new house – and munch your way through the math.

A Penny a Day Keeps the Dentist Away

October 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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How many pennies could you save in 1 year? 5 years? How about 10 years? One guy saved up pennies for 45 years – and it’s amazing how much money that was! Read on to do the math on how much those pennies added up to, and see how it makes “cents” to save every penny.

When Hippos Hang by a Hair

October 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder if your hair is strong enough to pick up a pen? Or a hippo? You might be surprised at just how strong one strand of hair can be! Read on to do the hair-raising math on the strength of your hair.

How Many Days Old Are You?

October 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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Just how long is 1,000 days? When you do something every day, you might not realize how the numbers rack up and how quickly you can reach 1,000! Read on to see just how fast you get to 1,000 days.

How Does Water Get to Your House?

October 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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How much water does a water tower hold, and why are water towers so high off the ground? Read on to find out the answers to these great questions, and discover how much water and math are gushing out of this everyday structure!

How Many of You Are There, Anyway?

October 1, 2017 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder if there’s somebody else out there walking around with the same name as you? There’s a website that can tell you that – and you can see just how popular your name is! Read on to do the math behind this fun name game.

Crayon Parade

September 23, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’re loving this map of Crayola crayon colors, showing how Crayola has added more and more shades over the years. Back when the company started, there were just 8 crayon shades. Since then, the number of colors has grown a lot, making the coloring (and math!) more fun.

Build Your Own Big Bad Bed!

September 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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When is a kid bed more than a kid bed? When a dad builds one with a slide, hidden bookcase-door, top-secret room, ball ramp, and pulley system out of Ikea furniture! Read on to see how the hours of fun add up with this awesome bed.