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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!

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!

Make Cut-out Snowflakes Day

December 27, 2014 4:00 pm

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Today is Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day, a great case of art and math coming together on paper. Real snowflakes are those tiny crystals of frozen water that fall from the sky. While two snowflakes could be the same, there’s almost no chance that will happen. And with endless possibilities for creativity, each paper snowflake is probably different, too. Read on to get the flurry of numbers about snowflakes!

Lego Christmas Tree

December 25, 2014 3:59 pm

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Today is Christmas Day, when Christians everywhere celebrate the birth of Jesus. A big part of that is decorating the Christmas tree. The Lego store in Sydney, Australia decided to take it a step further and not only decorate a tree, but create one – entirely from Legos! Read on to do the math on this Lego-tastic Christmas tree.

When Your Body Falls Apart

December 23, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever made anything out of clay? Clay starts out soft, and you can roll it, shape it, and carve designs into it. But once it dries out and hardens, if you drop it, it will break into zillions of pieces, like marble and stone do. That’s what happened to one statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read on to see if the pieces of this masterpiece were able to be put back together – and do the math!

When Your Dinner Comes on Skates

December 22, 2014 4:00 pm

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Waiters in restaurants have a really hard job. They have to ask what you want to eat, tell all of that to the chef, then hurry to bring you your meal on a giant tray of plates and glasses without dropping it all. Can you imagine doing all that while ice skating? Read on to do the math on how tricky waiting while skating can be!