‘History’

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The Craziest Invention

May 16, 2020 4:00 pm

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What do microwaves and potato chips have in common? Read on to find out – and celebrate National Inventors Month by doing the math!

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 15, 2020 4:00 pm

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There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.

You Say Tomato, I Say To-mah-to

May 1, 2020 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!

Who Invented Hopscotch?

April 16, 2020 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played hopscotch? If so, you know that it can get tricky. But did you know people have been playing hopscotch for over 1,000 years? Read on to find out more about this great game – and get hopping with the math!

Festival of Freedom

April 8, 2020 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!

When Green Tastes Great

March 17, 2020 4:00 pm

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday celebrated around the world. Hundreds of cities and towns are holding parades this weekend, and because St. Patrick is an Irish hero, these events have a heavy Irish theme, with Irish foods, costumes and music. People are also willing to dye just about anything green: their lunch, their hair, and in some places the river running through town. As we look at St. Patty’s Day parades below, we’ll see that these parades are a huge production – and that the green stuff really adds up.

Chargogga-what?

March 15, 2020 4:00 pm

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If you’ve wondered what place in America has the longest name, there’s a clear winner. With 44 letters (or more, depending on how you spell it), Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamogg wins. But it’s not the longest name of a place in the world! Read on to see what other town uses all the ink in your pen when making out a letter – and do the wordy math.

Why Did People Start Chewing Gum?

March 2, 2020 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!

Presidential Pets

February 17, 2020 4:00 pm

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On Presidents’ Day, it’s the perfect day to celebrate some of the most loyal advisers of all the presidents: their pets! Read on to find out some of the strangest animals that have called the White House home – and do the fur-and-fuzz flying math on presidential pets.

The Building That Won’t Fall Over

February 10, 2020 4:00 pm

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Houses and other buildings usually stand up straight towards the sky. But there’s one famous building that’s been leaning over, looking like it’s going to fall any day…for hundreds of years! Read on do to the math on this incredible, slanted building.