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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.

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!

Roller Coaster Pro

June 8, 2015 4:00 pm

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Do you have a favorite amusement park ride? How many times have you ridden it? We bet it’s not as many times as Vic Kleman has ridden his! Read on to do the math on how all his rides of the Jack Rabbit roller coaster have added up over the years.

Fingertip Food

June 7, 2015 4:00 pm

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If you eat a large amount of teeny, fingertip-size meals, will you be as full as if you eat a small amount of one giant meal? We don’t know, but we do know that these miniature, to-scale foods are a terrific combination of food, art, and math! Read on to see how one artist took on the giant task of creating small foods.

Rock, Paper…Bridge?

June 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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Ever walk across a bridge? How about one made of paper, or a stone bridge that makes a big loop? Read on to discover the magnificent math in these bizarre bridges!

The Game of Telephone

December 28, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played the game of Telephone? In a group of people, one person thinks of something secret to say, and whispers it to next person, who whispers it to the next, until finally the last person says to everyone what he or she heard – which isn’t always what it started out as. And with over 1,000 people playing it to break the record, the secret phrase was bound to change. Read on to do the math on this fun game!