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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!

Getting in Line with Mars and Jupiter

February 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Even though all the planets in the sky are millions of miles away from each other, you can still see them sometimes. And a really special thing is happening with 5 of the planets this week. Read on to find out what it is – and do some math that’s out of this world!

From Whale Fat to Wax

December 23, 2015 4:00 pm

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Candles are used to light up and celebrate all kinds of special times, like birthdays. But they can also be useful for when the power goes out, and to tell time! Read on to get fired up about the math in these anything-but-ordinary tools.

Friday the 13th

November 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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A lot of people think that Friday the 13th is unlucky. But is it? Read on to find out how common this “unlucky” date is – and add up the superstitious sums!

Mega Massive Tooth

November 1, 2015 4:00 pm

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When you go to the beach, it’s fun to search for seashells. But one guy recently found something bigger than that! Read on to find out what this surprise was – and sink your teeth into the math.

Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

October 27, 2015 4:00 pm

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They say that you can’t eat 5 Saltine crackers in 1 minute without drinking any water. Is it true? Read on to see what the math says – and snack on some more fun facts about this scrumptious snack.

The Truth about Toothpaste

October 2, 2015 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder who thought up some ideas that we now do every day? Like brushing your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste, for example. It turned out to be a great idea, but who really thought of it? Read on to “brush” up on toothpaste math – you might be shocked at how far back it actually goes!

For Your Rock Collection…

September 16, 2015 4:00 pm

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Today is Collect Rocks Day. Rocks can include fossils, which have very old pieces of plants or animals in them. Read on to find out what’s so exciting about fossils scientists recently found in South Africa – and rock out with some math you can really dig!

Real-Life Treasure Hunt

September 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s not every day you find treasure. So it must have been really exciting when divers found a treasure of rare coins off the coast of Florida. Read on to find out just how much these 300-year-old coins were worth then and now!

Thanking the Tooth Fairy

August 22, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s not every day you get to celebrate the Tooth Fairy. But we get to today because it’s National Tooth Fairy Day! And with 20 million kids in the U.S. who each have 20 baby teeth, this hard-working fairy deserves a lot of credit. Read on to sink your teeth into the math of National Tooth Fairy Day.