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Taking a Peep at Easter

April 1, 2018 3:59 pm

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Today is Easter Sunday, the day that Christians celebrate the rising of Jesus from the dead. Somehow, it also means fun, colorful Easter eggs and fluffy baby chicks....

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A Record-Breaking Beagle

March 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But Purin, the nine-year-old, record-holding beagle would probably disagree. Read on to see what record the playful pup just broke – and do the dog-gone fun math!

Lego Set-ting the Bar

March 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you love Lego, you’ve probably built some of their sets by following their instructions – but maybe you’ve also used the pieces to invent your own crazy cars, castles, and moving animals. Someone else might want to build your idea, too. So Lego has a webpage where anyone like you can share what new sets they think Lego should sell. And as more people send in their creations, the Lego fun begins to really add up!

Getting a Grip on It

March 25, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever stayed in the bathtub or pool so long that your fingers turned wrinkly? Wonder why that happens? Scientists did some tests to figure out this mystery. Read on to get a grip on the math (and science!) of wrinkly fingers.

The Best Way to Serve 20 Pies

March 19, 2018 4:00 pm

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Pie is yummy, and it’s even more fun when you can play with your pie to make 3-D geometric shapes! Read on to eat up the math in this “pie-cosahedron.”

How to Make a River Green

March 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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On St. Patrick’s Day, people like to make all kinds of things green. One of our favorite ways to celebrate happens in Chicago. Read on to find out about the celebration that’s bound to make you green with envy – and do the St. Patrick’s Day math!

A Fluffy Friend for Life

March 13, 2018 4:00 pm

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When someone does you a really big favor, you remember it for a long time. And that seems to be true with one penguin, too, whose life was saved by a fisherman passing by. Read on to do the fluffy math behind this happy story!

Tricks of the Leg

March 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s hard to look at this picture without feeling dizzy – and without seeing all the math in it! Read on to see how these dancers pulled off this trick of the eye, and dance your way through the numbers.

Shooting-Star Skydivers

March 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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Skydiving is one of the craziest sports out there. And it’s even crazier when you create a cool pattern in the sky while breaking a world record! Read on to find out the math behind this daring dive.

A Really Big Draw(ing)

February 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Nathaniel J. drew a picture of a mountain and asked us, what’s the biggest picture in the whole world? That’s a great question, with lots of answers! Read on to find out how big (and creative) people have gone with drawing, and get a picture of the numbers in world record drawings.