‘Food’

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You Say Tomato, I Say To-mah-to

May 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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You may not think it, but a tomato is a mysterious plant. How do you say it’s name: to-may-to or to-mah-to? Is it a fruit or a vegetable? How did we figure out it wasn’t poisonous? Read on to find out…and do the to-math-o in tomatoes!

Orange You Glad You’re Not Round?

April 15, 2018 4:00 pm

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Normally, oranges and watermelons are round. But in Japan, they grow cool five-sided oranges and cube watermelons! Read on to see how the fruit math really shapes up.

When Apples Try to Fly

April 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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We love food, and we love it even more when we get to play with it. Chef John Mitzewich likes to play with his food, too – and created this neat apple swan! Read on to find out how to make one, while swan-diving through the math in playing with your food.

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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Festival of Freedom

March 30, 2018 3:59 pm

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From numbers of days and nights, to counting the 4 Questions, to the world’s largest matzo ball, there’s math galore in Passover. Read on to discover the numbers in Passover!

Snacktime for Sharks

March 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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Since it’s National Zookeeper Week, we should give a shout-out to aquarists, who take care of the animals at the aquariums. There’s lots of math involved in feeding all those marine animals, including keeping track of who eats when! Read on to swim your way through the math of mealtime at the aquarium.

The Trees You Eat for Breakfast

March 21, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you drizzle real maple syrup onto your pancakes, you probably use just a few tablespoons. But it takes a lot more than a few tablespoons of sticky tree sap to make a bottle of this delicious topping. Read on to find out how it’s made and do the sweet, syrupy math!

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.”

A Secret about Citrus Circles

March 14, 2018 4:00 pm

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On Pi Day (3/14), we like to celebrate a very special number and circles. And what better way than with some citrus circle math? Read on for the secret math of citrus fruits!

Why Did People Start Chewing Gum?

March 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Some foods are so weird that we have to wonder who first got the idea to try eating them – like gum, for example. How long ago did people actually get the crazy idea to start chomping on this chewy stuff? Read on to find out – and chew on some gummy math!