‘History’

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Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

October 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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The saying “let the cat out of the bag” actually has to do with cats and pigs. And this cat-and-pig duo shows that there doesn’t have to be a bag involved for these two animals to be paired up. Read on to do the math on this cat (and pig!) nap – and find math and friendship in unlikely places!

How Many Days Old Are You?

October 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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Just how long is 1,000 days? When you do something every day, you might not realize how the numbers rack up and how quickly you can reach 1,000! Read on to see just how fast you get to 1,000 days.

Crayon Parade

September 23, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’re loving this map of Crayola crayon colors, showing how Crayola has added more and more shades over the years. Back when the company started, there were just 8 crayon shades. Since then, the number of colors has grown a lot, making the coloring (and math!) more fun.

A Football Field of Pizza

September 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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Not that we need another reason to gobble down pizza, but today’s the perfect day to do that because it’s Cheese Pizza Day. Each day, Americans eat not 1, not 2, but 75 football fields worth of pizza! Read on to see how those stuffed crusts and deep dishes begin to add up.

Train Ride in the Sky

August 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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From height to speed, roller coasters are full of math. And what better day to celebrate the tallest of the tall and fastest of the fast roller coasters than on National Roller Coaster Day? Read on to find out just how high and fast you can go with these radical rides – and speed through the math!

The Secret to Our Streets

August 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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Of all the highways you might have driven on, the most exciting ones in America might be the interstate highways. And these highways are numbered a special way so we can always know where we are. Read on to hit the road with some highway math!

A Sandwich That’s Actually Cool

August 2, 2017 4:00 pm

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Whoever thought to put ice cream between two soft, gooey cookies probably didn’t think about all the yummy possibilities he opened up just by combining two equally delicious desserts! And as we celebrate Ice Cream Sandwich Day today, there’s no better time to munch on the numbers in this savory, sweet, and satisfying sandwich.

Walking on the Moon

July 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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On this very day 45 years ago, men walked on the moon for the first time. Even though they walked around for only 2 1/2 hours after 4 days of flying, they left their mark (and footprints!). For more moon math, click “Read More.”

When Ice Cream Has You Hooked

July 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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Ice cream is delicious no matter how you eat it. But is it more delicious if you eat it out of a J-shaped cone? Read on to find out about the latest ice cream craze – and chill out with some tasty frozen-dessert math!

Your Chance to Chuck an Egg

July 1, 2017 4:00 pm

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You can make anything into a sport – including egg throwing! Read on to see how a tradition in England that is hundreds of years old is still egg-citing to this day – and do the math on this eggs-ceptional sport.