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Build Your Own Big Bad Bed!

September 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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When is a kid bed more than a kid bed? When a dad builds one with a slide, hidden bookcase-door, top-secret room, ball ramp, and pulley system out of Ikea furniture! Read on to see how the hours of fun add up with this awesome bed.

Who Runs Faster, a Person or a Horse?

September 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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Can you run faster than a horse? Not if the horse is running its fastest. But you might be able to run fast for longer than a horse. And in one race, you have the chance to try it. Read on to find out about the Man vs. Horse race, and run the numbers!

Dog Train

September 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs love car rides, where they can stick their heads out the window and feel the breeze in their faces. But what about train rides? One man decided to make a special train for stray dogs near his home, and he gives them rides every week! Read on to do the math and see how this train has gone to the dogs!

Hang Out Inside My Piano!

September 17, 2017 4:00 pm

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Buildings don’t have to be shaped like plain squares or rectangles. They can be fun shapes, like the piano and violin buildings in this picture. And the funkier the shape, the more math there is. Read on to do the math behind these cool buildings!

A Game to Play While Skydiving

September 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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Solving a Rubik’s Cube is a fun challenge. But apparently one guy decided it needed just a little more excitement. So he solved it while skydiving, giving a whole new meaning to speedcubing! Read on to fly through the math in skydiving and Rubik’s Cubes.

Pooches in the Pool

September 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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How does a hot dog cool off? By doing a doggy paddle in the local pool, of course! At the end of every summer, right before the pools are cleaned, the town of Calgary, Canada opens its pools to its four-legged furry friends. Read on to see how quickly the waggly tails and paddling paws add up during this town’s dog days of summer.

Why Did the Duck Cross the Road?

September 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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Every once in a while, we’re driving down a road and have to stop to let a family of geese cross, or a mama deer and her fawns, or maybe just a squirrel if you see him in time. But like the people who filmed this video, we enjoy watching — and counting! Read on to see how the ducks line, and add, up.

Swing That Bowling Ball

September 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you swing on a swing, you’ll find that whether you push back a lot or a little to start, it always takes the same amount of time to swing from back to front. The only thing that changes the timing of a swing is the length of the chains: longer swings take longer to swing. One person showed this using bowling balls on strings – and you’d be amazed at what the balls did! Read on to watch the video, and do the swinging math.

100 Acrobats, Hanging by a Thread

September 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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Acrobats do amazing things. They stand on each other’s shoulders, flip upside down in the air, and somehow jump to the ground without breaking their necks. One performance at the Chinese Youth Olympics had all that – and more! Read on to find out about it, and cartwheel your way through the math.

The Toy That Plays with Toys

September 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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Legos and dominoes are two of the most fun toys. Now put them together and you have something really awesome! Read on to find out about a Lego robot that lays down the dominoes for you, so you can enjoy toppling them down – and do the math.