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1 Fish, 2 Fish, 396 Fish

March 2, 2019 4:00 pm

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Did you know today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday?! Who knew his books could inspire so much fun math!

What You’re REALLY Wearing

February 26, 2019 4:00 pm

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Have you ever really looked at your clothes up close? If you did, you may have seen that they’re made up of lots of smaller threads weaved or knitted together. The patterns in weaving and knitting require a lot of math! Read on to get up “clothes” and personal with the math and numbers in your shirts.

City of Surprises

February 20, 2019 4:00 pm

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What do Accident, Maryland and Surprise, Arizona have in common?? They are both cities! How about where you live? Do the math to find out!

Starting a Town by Accident

February 13, 2019 4:00 pm

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Did you know that a town can be formed by accident?! A little history and math are tied up together in today’s problem!

Furry Friend from Down Under

January 26, 2019 4:00 pm

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It’s Australia Day, which is a great time to talk about all the neat animals that live down there. One of the many unique ones is the wombat. Read on to learn more about this cute critter, and scurry your way through the math in these furry friends.

Giving the Green Light

January 9, 2019 4:00 pm

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When we drive on the road, we can’t all just go every which way. We have to stay on one side, and wait our turn where roads cross. Stop signs help, but really busy crossings need traffic lights. The traffic light, that cute red, yellow and green trio, was patented (made official as an invention) on this day in 1923. Actually, the very first electric traffic light was invented in 1912 by Lester Wire, a policeman in Utah fed up with all the traffic; you can imagine, after hundreds of years of slow horse-drawn carriages, what it was like to have this speedy, loud thing called a car suddenly show up. So Wire borrowed the idea of railroad signals to make a traffic light, which had just red and green for stop and go. Then in 1920, Detroit cop William Potts built one with 3 colors (red, orange and green). As you see here, people have tried other designs, like this funny dial one from Australia, but the three-color light is what keeps most of us from crashing into each other today.

Words That Make You Cross-eyed

December 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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We like to build with Legos, blocks, bricks and stones, but you can also build with words! Crossword puzzles do just that. And, believe it or not, there’s a lot of math in building with words. Read on to see!

Hot Cocoa, or Hot Chocolate?

December 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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Do you call it hot cocoa or hot chocolate? Is it the same thing? Read on to find out – and warm up to the math in this tasty winter drink!

How to Share Hundreds of Cookies

December 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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We are loving this picture from our cookie-baking fans Avery and Mia S. It’s perfect for National Bake Cookies Day, which is today! Who baked the first ever...

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“Wrong Way” Corrigan

December 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sometimes people make a wrong turn while driving. But imagine taking a wrong turn while flying a plane! Read on to fly through the math on one pilot who took a very wrong turn, which earned him the nickname “Wrong Way” Corrigan.