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Spotted on Halloween

October 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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With Halloween just a few days away, lots of us have decorated our homes for the big day. And if you’re a little creeped out by all those giant spiders and webs on people’s bushes you can try glowsticks for something a little less yucky and a little more colorful. Read on to find out how to glow your way through Halloween – and get in the Halloween spirit with some math!

Pumpkin Face-Off

October 26, 2017 4:00 pm

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What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Read on to find out the answer to this pumpkin math riddle, and learn more wacky number facts behind pumpkins!

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!

Strut Like a Snack Machine

October 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s always tough to choose a Halloween costume from all the possible choices. And there are even more options if you think outside the box – like being a Transformer or piece of sushi! Read on to see where Halloween and numbers collide with some creative costume math.

Speedy Scooter Dog

October 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’ve seen dogs ride skateboards and surfboards, which takes great balance. But for a dog to ride a scooter is a different story. Well, Norman the French sheepdog can do just that, and has set the doggie scooter-riding world record. When you think about all the hours of training and scooter rides it took for him to do this, it really adds up and makes his feat that much more impressive!

The Straw That Broke the Gator’s Back

October 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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Hey, is that a real live monster-sized alligator? Read on to find out – and see how math, art, and nature come together!

Flashing Those Lego Feathers

October 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever played with Legos, you know how fun it is to make creations with them. Well, Sean Kenney, an artist and “LEGO Certified Professional” has taken brick building to a new level – he creates life-like statues of animals using thousands of Legos! Read on to do the math on his brick collection – and see how real his wild creature creations look.

Putting the Boom in Boomerang

October 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you throw a ball or Frisbee, it usually only comes back to you if you’re playing catch with somebody (or fetch with your dog). But a boomerang is different and will return to you on its own! Read on to find out how it works, and go flying with the boomerang math.

Potato Chips That Rock ‘n Roll

October 2, 2017 4:00 pm

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We always love a good mathy excuse to play with our food – and this one is really cool! One of our favorite online experimenters, Crazy Russian Hacker, shows us how to stack Pringles potato chips in such a way that they make a circle. Read on to do the math on stacking and snacking.