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Festival of Freedom

April 22, 2016 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!

How to Get Hopping

April 16, 2016 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!

Monkeys on the Playground

April 6, 2016 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played on the monkey bars at the playground? Did you know they were originally a math game? Read on to find out more about this jungle gym favorite, and monkey around with the math!

A Great Day to Be Square

April 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Usually “square” means you’re “not cool,” but in math, squares do very cool things. And it’s even more fun when you can play with the date to make cool square math problems! Read on to find out what squares do – and what dates get to be square.

A Dino Too Big for the Bed

March 30, 2016 4:00 pm

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There’s a new dinosaur in town, and it’s so huge it hardly fits in its house. Read on to do the math on just how big it is – and see how big of a house you’d need to keep this giant dino as a pet!

Egg Hunt

March 27, 2016 3:59 pm

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We’ve included an extra math problem about Easter, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about the day. Read on to find out about the history of the Easter egg, and do the math on how quickly the candy can really add up!

A Great Place for Cherry Pie

March 26, 2016 4:00 pm

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Spring is when leaves and flowers come into bloom. Some of the most famous flowers are those on the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. With over 3,000 trees, there’s plenty of math budding there! Read on to do the “tree-rific” math in these beautiful blossoms.

Trying to Walk and Chew Gum

March 4, 2016 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!

Size up That Spinosaurus – and Help Write Our Next Book!

March 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan David K. asked us, how much does a spinosaurus weigh? Read on to find out – and see how you can get your question answered in our next book!

No Job Too Big for Ben

February 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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When you think about what you want to be when you grow up, you might say an inventor, or a musician, or a firefighter, or governor of your state. But why choose just one? Read on to find out about a guy who did lots of different jobs – and do the math to see how he made each one count!