‘History’

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Wall-to-Wall Wows

June 8, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Scout B. asked us, how long is the Great Wall of China? Read on to find out the answer, and build your way up to the Great Wall math!

Another Reason to Eat Ice Cream

June 7, 2016 4:00 pm

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National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a terrific holiday! But how was chocolate ice cream invented? Read on to see, and cool down with some delicious, chocolatey ice cream math.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

June 4, 2016 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 3, 2016 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.

Heads or Tails?

June 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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To decide things, lots of times we flip a coin. There’s even a Flip a Coin Day that celebrates this! Read on to see how long this decision-making method has been around – and flip over the math in coin flipping.

The Craziest Invention

May 16, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 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!

Chargogga-what?

May 3, 2016 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.

You Say Tomato, I Say To-mah-to

May 1, 2016 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!