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Math-y Moustaches

November 20, 2015 4:00 pm

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You might have seen some guys with beards and moustaches that cover a little bit of their face. But we bet you’ve never seen any moustaches like these math-y ones! Over 300 men competed to see who had the fiercest beards at the National Beard and Moustache Championships. Read on to see what categories they were competing in – and do the fancy-facial-hair math.

What Does a Billion Grains of Sand Look Like?

November 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Jay A. asked how many grains of sand are in a sandcastle. Turns out there’s a big difference between a teeny tiny sand castle and a huge one. So just how tiny is the smallest sandcastle? And how many grains of sand are in a normal-sized sandcastle? Read on to dig up the answers and do the sums in sand!

Vote for Your Favorite Toy

October 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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Did you know that there’s a Toy Hall of Fame? What’s even better is that you can vote for the toys that make it in! Read on to see if your favorite toy made it to the finals – and play around with the toy math.

Swimming Through Bricks

October 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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When you look in a river or stream, sometimes you see fish swimming around. But you don’t usually expect to see a giant fish sticking out of a building when you look up! That’s probably why this sculpture sticking through a building in Portland, Oregon is so eye-catching. Read on to find out about this flying fish sculpture and swim through the math.

A Flower You Can Eat

October 12, 2015 4:00 pm

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Have you ever made fun Play-doh food? Well, if you like doing that, you should try making apple roses with an adult. They’re real desserts you can eat, and they look just like roses! Read on to find out how easy it is to do the math for these fancy, fruity flowers.

When One Bike Flip Isn’t Enough

October 10, 2015 4:00 pm

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When something is easy, people say “it’s like riding a bike.” But Jed Mildon decided just riding a bike was too easy, so he decided to kick it up a notch by trying to do 4 backflips in the air on a bike! Read on to find out if he succeeded – and flip your way through the math in this awesome trick.

Solar Flower Power

October 8, 2015 4:00 pm

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Why are these flowers that look like they came out of a Dr. Seuss book so cool? Read on to find out – and shine bright with some solar-powered math!

Can a Robot Ride a Bike?

September 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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Meet Primer V2, a balancing bot with a special talent. Read on to find out what this radical, riding robot can do – and cruise along with the robot math!

A Bigger, Better Paintball

September 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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“Paintball” is a game where people shoot balls of wet paint at each other, and when the paint hits it makes a big splat. But this picture shows another kind of paint ball. Read on to find out what record this “patinball” holds – and get messy with some paintball math!

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.