‘History’

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

June 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Back in the old days before mattresses were made with foam and Slinky-like springs, making your bed was a lot harder work than it is today. Read on to find out why – and spring to the math in beds!

A Day for Doughnuts

June 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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National Doughnut Day is one of our favorite holidays! But how did this yummy food that Americans eat billions of each year come to be? Read on to see how this sweet treat quickly became a favorite – and do the doughnut math.

The Craziest Invention

May 16, 2018 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, 2018 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.

Face-Off with a Mountain

May 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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We’re always fans of things that are giant-sized. So what’s not to love about a mountain with giant heads sculpted into it? And that’s exactly what Mount Rushmore is. Read on to find out more about these men in the mountain, and do the larger-than-life math!

You Say Tomato, I Say To-mah-to

May 1, 2018 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!

A Day for Our Friend Earth

April 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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Today is Earth Day, that day when we think about this amazing, beautiful planet that we call home, and how we can take better care of her. It was started back in 1970 to remind us to think about the environment. But we should think that way every day, right? Click “Read More” to see how we can do this and find out how the recycling numbers can really stack up!

Who Invented Hopscotch?

April 16, 2018 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, 2018 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!

Dino Out the Door

March 30, 2018 4:25 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!