‘History’

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Festival of Freedom

March 30, 2018 3:59 pm

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From numbers of days and nights, to counting the 4 Questions, to the world’s largest matzo ball, there’s math galore in Passover. Read on to discover the numbers in Passover!

Chargogga-what?

March 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you’ve wondered what place in America has the longest name, there’s a clear winner. With 44 letters (or more, depending on how you spell it), Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamogg wins. But it’s not the longest name of a place in the world! Read on to see what other town uses all the ink in your pen when making out a letter – and do the wordy math.

Why Did People Start Chewing Gum?

March 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Some foods are so weird that we have to wonder who first got the idea to try eating them – like gum, for example. How long ago did people actually get the crazy idea to start chomping on this chewy stuff? Read on to find out – and chew on some gummy math!

How Much Does a Dinosaur Weigh?

March 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan David K. asked us, how much does a spinosaurus weigh? Read on to find out – and see how you can get your question answered in our next book!

Presidential Pets

February 19, 2018 4:00 pm

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On Presidents’ Day, it’s the perfect day to celebrate some of the most loyal advisers of all the presidents: their pets! Read on to find out some of the strangest animals that have called the White House home – and do the fur-and-fuzz flying math on presidential pets.

The Building That Won’t Fall Over

February 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Houses and other buildings usually stand up straight towards the sky. But there’s one famous building that’s been leaning over, looking like it’s going to fall any day…for hundreds of years! Read on do to the math on this incredible, slanted building.

Ice Cream for Breakfast

February 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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There’s a holiday for everything, and today is no exception. Read on to find out what strange, yummy holiday we’re celebrating today – and pile on the scoops of delicious math fun!

Going for a Dip – in Chocolate

January 30, 2018 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love your favorite snack, it probably tastes even better dipped in some warm and gooey cheese or chocolate. That’s what you do when you eat “fondue.” Read on to eat up the fun math in “fun-due!”

Do Your Own Time Travel!

January 16, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever watched a dog bury a bone and wondered if he’ll ever find it again – and when? We humans get to play the same game when we bury a “time capsule.” And this week, a museum in Boston opened a time capsule that was buried in 1795! Read on to do the math on this buried treasure of a history lesson!

Bigger Stocking, Bigger Gifts

December 25, 2017 3:59 pm

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On Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus here on Earth by giving gifts, and by waiting for Santa Claus to show up and fill their stockings with even more presents. But why stockings? Read on to find out, and do the math on the world’s largest Christmas stocking!