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Bouncing off the Walls

March 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Making a basketball shot is hard, but how much harder when the hoop is on a rolling forklift? Read on to do the math and find out!

Bus-ting Out

March 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s amazing what you can do with paint. People who paint pictures that look really real can create a whole new kind of magic. These crazy buses are a great example of that. In the top picture, the back of a bus is painted to look like it has a battery compartment. In the second, someone painted around the wheels to make them look like two eyes. And in the third, the stretchy part of the bus looks like the bendy part of a toothbrush. Buses are a good 40-50 feet long, though, so these eyes and batteries and brushes are way, way bigger than real ones. How much bigger are they?

Good Moo-sic

March 22, 2017 4:00 pm

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We all like different music from each other. You and your friend might like some of the same songs, but not every song, and your parents definitely don’t like all the same songs as you. So what about cows: do cows all like the same music? And is there one kind they like best? Scientists studied this a few years ago by playing different songs for cows to see if the cows made more milk during certain songs. They found that when listening to songs with fewer than 100 beats a minute – maybe about 1 beat per second – the cows gave 3% more milk: in the time the farmers normally got 100 cups from them, they now got an extra 3 cups. Even though people have been studying this since the 1930’s, no one’s sure whether music really makes cows make more milk – or more importantly, whether the milk tastes better.

Flying Frisbee Stunt

March 21, 2017 4:00 pm

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Try catching a high-flying Frisbee…now try catching it by jumping off a zooming speedboat. Read on to do the math to see if you can make it!

When Every Door Is a Doggie Door

March 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dog is man’s best friend and can be pretty smart too! See how this dog uses his skills to get inside!

A Day for Wishes and Tricks

March 17, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day, that Irish holiday when we wear green clothes, eat green food, and maybe score some “luck of the Irish” for ourselves. There are leprechauns, those funny elf-like fellows from Irish fairy tales who are only as tall as kids, but have big magical powers. Supposedly they keep all their coins in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, which would be a great thing to find. It’s even better to find the leprechaun himself, because if you capture him he’ll grant you 3 wishes. Another Irish symbol is the shamrock, or 3-leaf clover, because long ago people in Ireland believed that carrying a clover kept you safe from evil spirits. It’s still a sign of good luck today, and 4-leaf clovers are even better luck. Who knows, maybe today you’ll find a leprechaun or a clover – or at the least, you’ll get to eat a green pretzel.

Talking Around the World

March 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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Did you know there are 7,000 different languages?? Find out how ‘bonjour’ and ‘hola’ can be related to math!

Swimming Pool of Chocolate

March 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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Did you ever imagine making a humongous peanut butter cup? Find out how to do it here with a little creative math!

Double-Trouble Jumprope

March 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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Jump rope is fun, but it’s tricky. And it’s even harder when you mix in some tricks, like jumping rope while sitting down, or cartwheeling over the rope. But this group of girls makes all that look easy! Read on to do the math and see how they perfectly time these surprising stunts.

Squirt-Attack Robot

March 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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Do you like ketchup on your burger, fries, or hot dog? We’re loving this robot that squirts the ketchup for you. But it doesn’t seem to do the math right on the timing, making a big, ketchup-y mess. Read on to “mustard” up the math in this ketchup-squirting robot!