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Put Your Wheels in the Air

July 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Seeing a car gliding on 2 wheels might make you stop and take a second look. But a few years ago, a few people in Saudi Arabia started driving like this for fun (on non-crowded roads we hope!). Read on to do the math on this new craze called “sidewalk skiing,” and see how it’s a fun, crazy balancing act.

Stuffed Animals Gone Wild

June 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your stuffed animals all suddenly became real animals? Would they be bigger or smaller than they are as stuffed animals? Read on to do the math in life-sized snugglies!

From Plane to Playground

June 27, 2018 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.

The Wild World of Waterslides

June 25, 2018 4:00 pm

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One of the best summer treats is the waterslide: a slide with water running down it. And waterslides can get pretty long and wild! Read on to find out about some of the longest waterslides in the world – and have a splash with the math.

Try Not to Lose Your Marbles

June 19, 2018 4:00 pm

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Marbles are those pretty glass balls that roll all over the place, including under your couch! But did you know there are games people play with marbles? Read on to find out the interesting story behind the game of marbles, and roll through the marble-y math.

Finding Dory – and Drawing Her

June 16, 2018 4:00 pm

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Animated movies take a lot of drawing, and a lot of math! Read on to go behind the scenes and see the numbers involved in some of your favorite movies.

Getting Your Kicks from the World Cup

June 15, 2018 4:00 pm

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We are a week into the World Cup, the giant competition where countries send their best soccer players (or football, as most countries call it) to try to win the top prize. The countries are clumped into groups of 4, usually from 4 different continents, and each team plays the other 3; the 2 winningest teams from each group go on to the round of 16. With all these matches going on, the goals really start to add up. Click “Read More” to do the World Cup math!

Perfect Paper Pets

June 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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This sleepy bear looks so real that if you poked him, he might startle awake. But he’s a sculpture made by artist Calvin Nicholls. Read on to be surprised by the material Calvin uses in his sculptures, and see where math meets art in his amazing work!

A Fast 500 Miles

May 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to drive fast on a highway, but that’s nothing like driving a racecar. Read on to speed away with the math in racecars to get ready for the Indy 500 race!

What It Takes to Be Superman

May 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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They say Superman is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” But just how fast, powerful, and high-jumping is he? Read on to put numbers to the powers of Superman!