‘Daily Math’

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When Sheep and Trains Fly

October 5, 2019 4:00 pm

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When people don’t believe something, they say it will happen “when pigs fly!” Well, you just may see a few pigs flying at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this week. Read on to be lifted up, up, and away with the math in this hot air balloon festival!

Cake? Waffles? Cake? Waffles?

October 4, 2019 4:00 pm

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This yummy-looking creation is made with chocolate cake mix in a waffle iron. So is it cake or waffles? And if it’s waffles, can we eat it for breakfast? Read on to layer on the math in this delicious dessert-breakfast!

Because Guinea Pigs Need Friends, Too

October 3, 2019 4:00 pm

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Different pets need different things, and some animals really need another animal friend. Guinea pigs are some of those animals, and the people of Switzerland have decided to do something to make sure these cute critters have furry friends. Read on to double the fun with the guinea pig math!

Potato Chips That Rock ‘n Roll

October 2, 2019 4:00 pm

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We always love a good mathy excuse to play with our food – and this one is really cool! One of our favorite online experimenters, Crazy Russian Hacker, shows us how to stack Pringles potato chips in such a way that they make a circle. Read on to do the math on stacking and snacking.

How Many of You Are There, Anyway?

October 1, 2019 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder if there’s somebody else out there walking around with the same name as you? There’s a website that can tell you that – and you can see just how popular your name is! Read on to do the math behind this fun name game.

Prairie Dog Party

September 30, 2019 4:00 pm

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Prairie dogs aren’t only cute animals that apparently like to munch on carrots. They’re also awesome underground architects, building tunnels and “towns” that are miles long! Read on to learn more about these furry friends – and dig up the numbers behind prairie dogs.

Eye-Popping Puzzling Paper-Play

September 29, 2019 4:00 pm

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We’re loving the site Papermatrix, where super-talented people show us how to weave strips of colored paper into wild-patterned boxes, balls, and other shapes. And these cool crafts have a ton of math in them. Read on to get crafty with the math!

Play That Carrot!

September 28, 2019 4:00 pm

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If you don’t love every vegetable out there, this guy might change your mind. Junji Koyama’s figured out how to turn veggies into musical instruments! Read on to veg out with the musical, munchable math.

Tic-Tac-Toe with a Twist

September 27, 2019 4:00 pm

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Tic-tac-toe is a fun game you can play almost anywhere. And if you ever get bored of it, you can put a mini tic-tac-toe board in each square of a giant tic-tac-toe board to create more excitement! Read on to find out how to play this twist on a favorite game – and see just how far beyond three-in-a-row tic-tac-toe can go.

When a House Barges In

September 26, 2019 4:00 pm

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Why is that house on a boat on a river? Because it’s easier to move in water than on land! A family found a 250-year old house they...

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