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How Birds Make Movies

January 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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We all love to take pictures and videos of ourselves, and it looks like eagles do, too. One eagle stole a hiker’s camera and took a little trip with it. Read on to do the high-flying math on this camera-crazed bird!

Ride That Lobster!

January 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Merry-go-rounds just got wild! Our fan Laurel P. let us know about one that artist Jeff Briggs has created from people’s drawings of animals. Read on to take a spin with the math in this wild ride.

If You Want to Throw a Fruitcake…

January 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’re always told not to play with our food, and especially not to throw it. But what if there was a national day that celebrated throwing fruitcake? Well there is! Read on for more about this crazy tradition, and do the math to see how far fruitcake can fly.

A Shark Who Likes Snow

January 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to make a snowman when there’s enough snow. But it must have been even more fun to make a giant snow shark! Read on to see how one family scaled up the fun, and do the math by the shovelful.

More Than One Rose for Your Nose

January 1, 2017 4:00 pm

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As beautiful as a rose is, a dozen is even more beautiful. So how about 18 million of them, put together to make all kinds of shapes of animals, buildings, people, and more? Read on to wake up and smell the roses – and do the math in the annual Rose Parade!

Snowball Fight, Siberia-Style

December 30, 2016 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to have a snowball fight, but it’s hard work making all those snowballs to throw. Well, it’s so cold that along one beach in Siberia, Nature-made snowballs are showing up! Read on to have a ball with the math behind these natural snowballs of various sizes.

Dam Good Shot!

December 29, 2016 4:00 pm

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Have you ever shot a basketball at a really tall hoop and made it in? It’s really exciting! Now imagine throwing a basketball at a hoop that’s hundreds of feet below you – and breaking a world record. Read on to do the math in this crazy basketball shot.

Words That Make You Cross-eyed

December 28, 2016 4:00 pm

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We like to build with Legos, blocks, bricks and stones, but you can also build with words! Crossword puzzles do just that. And, believe it or not, there’s a lot of math in building with words. Read on to see!

The Kid Table

December 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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When families get together for the holidays, sometimes the grown-ups sit at one table, and then there’s a “kid table.” With all the seats and different ages and food, there’s a lot of math involved in this! Read on to do some big math about the small, kid table.

12 Days of Presents

December 25, 2016 1:59 pm

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(Note: As we do on special holidays, in honor of today we’re providing a second extra math problem about Christmas, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about it. Enjoy!) In the Christmas song “Twelve Days of Christmas,” the person gets a new set of gifts every day. And when you think about it, those gifts can add up! Read on to do the math on the birds, rings, and costs of this favorite Christmas song.