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A Big Bite of Shark

August 6, 2014 5:23 pm

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Recently, a fisherman in China caught a 16-foot long whale shark in his fishing net, weighing more than 2 tonnes. It was so huge that he had to drape it over a truck to drive it to the fish market! Click “Read More” to get the numbers behind sharks, and do the math.

National Cheesecake Day

July 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s National Cheesecake Day, when we celebrate one of the yummiest desserts out there. You can make cheesecake with only a few ingredients, or go all out and make it really fancy. Click “Read More” to get a delicious serving of cheesecake math!

Happy Birthday, New York!

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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On this day in 1788, New York became the 11th state in the United States. And it’s a state full of surprises everywhere you turn. Click “Read More” to do the Empire State math!

Best Tricks in the House

July 19, 2014 4:00 pm

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We love it when people find simple, clever tricks to solve silly problems. These tricks, or “hacks,” use stuff that’s just lying around the house in ways you’d never expect. Click “Read More” for some of these clever hacks, and see how doing the math can help, too!

Poison Apples for All

July 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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In places with lots of farms, it can be tricky to keep crops and farm animals safe from wild animals, while still letting those wild animals live. For once, we can solve both problems at the same time. Click “Read More” to see how poison apples are doing this – and do the math!

What Soda Really Boils Down To

July 8, 2014 4:00 pm

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We all know that soda is loaded with sugar, rots people’s teeth and makes people fat if they drink too much. So it’s not surprising what’s left when one guy boils a bottle of soda. Click “Read More” to see how the math in all this boils out!

The Perfect Palm

July 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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Palm trees are those tall, skinny plants with the spiky green pom-pom tops, often swaying in the breeze near some beautiful blue ocean. As cute and perky as these trees look, palm leaves can grow more than 75 feet long and over 10 feet wide! Click “Read More” to see how these tall giants stack up, and do the math.

Because Dogs Like to Eat Out, Too

July 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to eat at a restaurant, since each person can choose anything he’d like from the menu. And that matters a lot if your dog is coming along, too. At some restaurants in the U.S., there’s no need to bring home a doggy bag for your pooch – they’re allowed to come with you. Click “Read More” to chew on some numbers behind these doggy dinner hot spots.