‘History’

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Snow in the Summer

August 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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You might think snow in the summer sounds crazy. But not when you’re talking about a snow cone! Read on to discover how these tasty summer treats were started, and chill with some cool snow cone math.

The Buck Moon Stops Here

July 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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What’s so special about July’s full moon? Read on to find out, and see how full of math full moons are!

Let Freedom Ring – and Loudly

July 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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One of the most famous symbols of Independence Day is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And you might be shocked to find out that this bell isn’t a big deal for nothing – it’s a big bell! Read on to get the un-bell-ievable numbers behind this symbol of freedom.

Press Here for the Answer

July 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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How did people add numbers quickly before the calculator was around? Read on to learn about a cool invention made in the 1600s by a man named Blaise Pascal – and see how it added up!

The First Fast Driver

June 23, 2018 4:00 pm

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You see speed limit signs lots of places while driving: in neighborhoods, on highways, in front of schools. But we bet you’ve never seen a speed limit as slow as the one where the first person to get a speeding ticket was! Read on to find out just how low it was, and zip through the math in slow speed limits.

The Dog That Chases More Than Its Tail

June 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs like to take naps during the day, but the border collie is a type of dog who loves to be working all day long. And with rounding up sheep, goats, and llamas, these hard-working dogs need to do the math! Read on to find out the numbers behind these energetic, active, adorable animals.

Try Not to Lose Your Marbles

June 19, 2018 4:00 pm

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Marbles are those pretty glass balls that roll all over the place, including under your couch! But did you know there are games people play with marbles? Read on to find out the interesting story behind the game of marbles, and roll through the marble-y math.

Cross-Country Choo-Choo

June 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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Today we can travel across the country really fast by taking an airplane. But airplanes weren’t always around, which is why it was a big deal when the Transcontinental Railroad tracks were connected and people could get across the country more quickly than riding a horse or going around it by boat. Read on to take a trip with the math in this terrific train ride!

Flip-Flopping Flag

June 14, 2018 4:00 pm

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Did you know the American flag hasn’t always looked like it does now? It’s gone through a lot of different designs, which involves a lot of math to make it look good! Read on to find out how many versions of the US flag there have been, and see how the stars and stripes add up.

Monster Milkshakes

June 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sometimes when you want dessert, you just can’t decide what to eat. Well, with these milkshakes from Black Tap, you can have your cake and eat it on your milkshake, too! Read on to eat up the math behind monster milkshakes.