When you go to the post office, you can mail lots of different things just by putting them in a box and putting stamps on them. But at one post office in Hawaii, you can smack some stamps right on a coconut and send it to a friend – no box required! Read on to see how the postage and fun add up when you go nuts mailing coconuts.
It’s Valentine’s Day, when people all over America give each other flowers, balloons and chocolate to show that they love each other, even though we all actually love each other every day. They also give cards, and for kids who bring cards for their entire class at school, this becomes a pretty big project. You have to pick out a set of cards at the store or else make your own. Then you have to decide whether the boys and the girls all get the same kind of card, or should you give them different ones. Then there’s the matter of attaching a treat: should it be Hershey kisses, or pencils with hearts on them, or those candy hearts that say things like “I’m Yours”? If you like putting together Valentines, you can make this as complicated as you like…and if you do the math right, you’ll have a couple of treats left over for yourself.
If eating at a restaurant isn’t exciting enough for you, you might want to try some of the country’s wackiest restaurants. From restaurants with ninjas, to ones where a train brings you your food, there’s no shortage of math and numbers when it comes to these exciting eateries! Read on to find out more.
Girl Scout cookies are some of the yummiest cookies around. And with a variety of flavors, shapes, and numbers of cookies, each boxful has a load of math in it. Read on to crunch and munch your way through the delicious numbers behind the country’s favorite cookies (at least during this time of year).
If you like math, art, and pancakes, then the Spirocake is for you! It’s a neat tool that uses math and gears to create cool-looking pancakes. Read on to see how it does it – and eat up the math in these delicious pancake designs.
It’s the Super Bowl, America’s most important football game. Millions of people watch from home with family or friends, and it turns out they aren’t just watching the game: they’re eating a ton of food. One professor did the math to figure out just how much food everyone is eating during the big game. Read on to find out – and do the math for yourself!
These amazing designs combine two of our favorite things: chocolate and shapes! That makes it double the fun with the math in them. Read on to play with your food – and discover the numbers in chocolate and shapes.
Have you ever wondered how much you’d need to eat if you ate just donuts, or just carrots, or just cake? For some foods, it’s a smaller amount than others. And an app called Calorific shows you just how much of some foods equal 200 “calories.” Read on to do the math and find out just how many donuts and carrots equal the same amount!
Canned food isn’t just for eating. Each year, people get together and build cool-looking statues out of them for an event called “Canstruction.” Read on to do the building math in playing with your (canned) food.
When you stick one yummy food inside another, the yumminess really multiplies quickly. So the “donut turducken” – an apple fritter inside pudding inside a donut, topped with chocolate frosting – must have a yumminess factor that’s out of this world! Read on to get a taste of the delicious dessert math.