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Words That Make You Cross-eyed

December 28, 2016 4:00 pm

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We like to build with Legos, blocks, bricks and stones, but you can also build with words! Crossword puzzles do just that. And, believe it or not, there’s a lot of math in building with words. Read on to see!

Hot Cocoa, or Hot Chocolate?

December 24, 2016 4:00 pm

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Do you call it hot cocoa or hot chocolate? Is it the same thing? Read on to find out – and warm up to the math in this tasty winter drink!

Lots of Love and Latkes

December 24, 2016 3:59 pm

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(Note: Today we’ve included a second extra math problem about Hanukkah, for those who celebrate the holiday or would like to learn more about it. Enjoy!) Today starts the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, and there are a lot of numbers that go along with it, especially when it comes to the food! Read on to chow down on the history and math of Hanukkah.

“Wrong Way” Corrigan

December 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Sometimes people make a wrong turn while driving. But imagine taking a wrong turn while flying a plane! Read on to fly through the math on one pilot who took a very wrong turn, which earned him the nickname “Wrong Way” Corrigan.

Number-Crushing Cupcake

December 6, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you’re really hungry, you can gulp down a cupcake in a few bites. But what about a 3-foot one that holds the record for the world’s largest cupcake? Read on to bake up the math in just how much stuff went into this cupcake – and chow down on the cupcake numbers!

Messed-up Pennies

December 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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Pennies are always only worth 1 cent…right? Not all of them. Read on to crunch the numbers behind messed-up money and how that makes some pennies more valuable than others!

For Those Who Really Love Snakes

November 13, 2016 4:00 pm

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Fishermen get super excited when they catch a big fish. But they usually aren’t expecting one that’s longer than the boat!

Bug-Sized Book

November 11, 2016 4:00 pm

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How small is the smallest book you’ve ever read? We bet it’s not as small as this one, which is 1/8 of an inch big! And this book isn’t the only tiny book in this library’s collection. Read on to do the big math behind small books.

New York by the Numbers

November 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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New York is a big city. And when you stop to think about all the wild numbers around it, it seems even bigger! Read on to see how the math adds up in the City That Never Sleeps.

How to Type a Smiley Face

November 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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Numbers are on our fans’ minds! Bedtime Math fan Jordan F. asked us, how many emoji are there, and how many new ones join them each year? Read on to be 😯 by the number of emoji you can use each day!