It’s Valentine’s Day, when people all over America give each other flowers, balloons and chocolate to show that they love each other, even though we all actually love each other every day. They also give cards, and for kids who bring cards for their entire class at school, this becomes a pretty big project. You have to pick out a set of cards at the store or else make your own. Then you have to decide whether the boys and the girls all get the same kind of card, or should you give them different ones. Then there’s the matter of attaching a treat: should it be Hershey kisses, or pencils with hearts on them, or those candy hearts that say things like “I’m Yours”? If you like putting together Valentines, you can make this as complicated as you like…and if you do the math right, you’ll have a couple of treats left over for yourself.
Did you know that a town can be formed by accident?! A little history and math are tied up together in today’s problem!
If eating at a restaurant isn’t exciting enough for you, you might want to try some of the country’s wackiest restaurants. From restaurants with ninjas, to ones where a train brings you your food, there’s no shortage of math and numbers when it comes to these exciting eateries! Read on to find out more.
Tortoises are pretty tough. So maybe that’s how this pet tortoise who had been lost for 30 years survived in the family’s shed before they finally found her! Read on to do the math in one tortoise’s ultimate game of hide-and-seek.
When it gets really cold, Mother Nature gets to work creating beautiful frost flowers in the Arctic Ocean. With certain temperatures needed for these chilly creations, there’s tons of math in them. Read on to do some cool math in chilly frost flowers!
What do you get when you cross a giraffe and a zebra? Probably something like the okapi, an animal that lives in Africa. Read on to learn more about this exotic friend, and discover the wild math behind it!
Soccer is fun, and knocking people over in a friendly way is fun. So imagine a sport that combines both, all while wearing a giant, bouncy bubble around yourself. That’s exactly what Bubbleball is! Read on to learn more about this strange sport, and bounce around some numbers involved with it.
Girl Scout cookies are some of the yummiest cookies around. And with a variety of flavors, shapes, and numbers of cookies, each boxful has a load of math in it. Read on to crunch and munch your way through the delicious numbers behind the country’s favorite cookies (at least during this time of year).
If you like math, art, and pancakes, then the Spirocake is for you! It’s a neat tool that uses math and gears to create cool-looking pancakes. Read on to see how it does it – and eat up the math in these delicious pancake designs.
Snowflakes are beautiful, but it’s hard to see exactly what they look like. One photographer figured out how to take close-up pictures of them, though – and you can see all the shapes, patterns, and math in them. Read on to discover the beauty and math in Mother Nature’s snowflakes!