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Backwards Basketball

September 11, 2015 4:00 pm

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If you could break any world record, what would it be? One basketball player decided to try to break the record for longest basketball shot…backwards! Read on to do the math on how far his shot went – and see if it added up to a new world record.

Be on Camera for Bedtime Math!

September 8, 2015 4:00 pm

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What do Bedtime Math fans and a giraffe walking through the dessert have in common? They all get a chance to star in videos (separate ones, of course)! Read on to see how Bedtime Math fans, giraffes, and videos add up.

Real-Life Treasure Hunt

September 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s not every day you find treasure. So it must have been really exciting when divers found a treasure of rare coins off the coast of Florida. Read on to find out just how much these 300-year-old coins were worth then and now!

A Good Reason to Jump on the Bed

August 25, 2015 4:00 pm

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What do mattresses, dominoes, and 850 people have in common? A world record, of course! Read on to find out how one hotel gave a whole new meaning to crashing into bed – and do the mattress math.

How a Car Really Works

August 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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The engines in our cars make them run, but how do they work? One person decided to make a neat model of an engine. But it’s not made from metal like you might expect. Read on to find out what this magical model is made from, and how it runs – and motor through the model engine math!

A Toy for Your Fingers or Feet

August 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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Solving the Rubik’s cube can be a fun challenge. And it gets even trickier as you race the clock or try to do it with your feet! That’s exactly what happened at the Rubik’s Cube World Championship this past July. Read on to do the hands-on (and feet-on!) math behind solving the Rubik’s cube.

Zip Line to Another Land

August 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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Zip lines are a fun way to soar through the air from one place to another. Usually those places are in the same country. But one of our favorite zip lines soars from Spain to Portugal. Read on to find out more about this wild ride – and zip through the math!

When String Gets Silly

August 10, 2015 4:00 pm

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The inventors of silly string didn’t mean to make a toy. But it was so much fun, they decided to bring the idea to a toy company. What were they originally trying to make? And how did the toy company react when they were literally hit with this new idea? Read on to find out – and do the math to see how much silly you can get from one can of this string!

A Toe-tally New Way to Celebrate

August 7, 2015 4:00 pm

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We’ve seen that their are holidays for all sorts of things. From ice cream to onion rings, we’re always looking for a reason to celebrate. And there are all kinds of ways to celebrate, too. One woman celebrates in a toe-tally different way. Read on to find out how – and do the math!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…You?

July 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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People fly on airplanes all the time. But flying on jetpacks? That’s something completely new…and it could be possible as early as a few years from now! Read on to fly through the math of this fantastically futuristic invention.