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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.

Mr. and Mrs. Cake

July 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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Do you like eating cake? What about baking it? One couple must really like it, since they’ve been baking cakes for the Alameda County Fair for almost 40 years! And you’d be surprised at how quickly the cakes begin to stack up! Read on to do the yummy, fairgrounds math.

From Plane to Playground

June 15, 2015 4:00 pm

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Playgrounds are really fun and planes are cool, so imagine putting them together to create an awesome play space! Read on to do the math in this playground-in-the-sky contraption.

Pop-Out Movie Pizza

June 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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What could possibly make pizza night more fun? Read on to find out – and chow down on the math!