Why are we so excited about Pluto today? Read on to find out what (literally) astronomical event is causing a Pluto party – and do the millions of miles of math!
It’s traditional to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, and all kinds of grilled goodies on July 4. But that wasn’t always the case. Read on to find out how early Americans celebrated Independence Day – and eat up the math!
When you have 100 people in your family, things can get a little crazy! Read on to do the math on the Zanger family, who just added a great-great-grandchild to the mix for an even 100 family members.
Have you ever wanted to live in a fairy-tale castle? This is a real castle called the Swallow’s Nest, on the south coast of Crimea, and would make anyone feel like a king or queen. Read on to do the math on this real-life castle!
Have you ever made anything out of clay? Clay starts out soft, and you can roll it, shape it, and carve designs into it. But once it dries out and hardens, if you drop it, it will break into zillions of pieces, like marble and stone do. That’s what happened to one statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read on to see if the pieces of this masterpiece were able to be put back together – and do the math!
Did you notice anything about today’s date? If your country lists the date as the number of the month, the number of the day, and then the year, today is 12/13/14. And a date in order like this won’t happen for the rest of this century! Read on for more calendar number play.
When you borrow a book from the library, you need to bring it back within a few weeks so other people can borrow it, too. But sometimes people return their library books late — really, really late. One book that was recently returned to a school library in Washington might hold the record, though. Read on to see the trip it made instead of being returned to the library.
When a building isn’t the right size for what we need, we have some choices. We can add onto it, we can knock it down and build a new one, or we can just move to another building. Or you can just move the whole building, as one company did back in 1930. You can bet that required a lot of planning and math!
Riding a rocket must be incredibly exciting. But it must be even better to zoom on a rocket up to the International Space Station and stay there. Sailing 268 feet above our heads, the ISS celebrates its 15th birthday today. So if you look up in the sky tonight and see it floating by, make sure to give it a “Happy birthday” shout out!
Today is Election Day, when grown-ups get to choose the people they want to have running our government. With the country, each state, and each city and town having its own government, there are a lot of people running for office today and hoping the numbers add up for them!