‘Daily Math’

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One Gooey Layer after Another

December 26, 2016 4:00 pm

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Lasagna isn’t only a yummy, gooey pasta dish, but it’s also a recipe that’s full of math! Read on to layer on the yummy math in this fan favorite.

The Kid Table

December 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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When families get together for the holidays, sometimes the grown-ups sit at one table, and then there’s a “kid table.” With all the seats and different ages and food, there’s a lot of math involved in this! Read on to do some big math about the small, kid table.

12 Days of Presents

December 25, 2016 1:59 pm

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(Note: As we do on special holidays, in honor of today we’re providing a second extra math problem about Christmas, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about it. Enjoy!) In the Christmas song “Twelve Days of Christmas,” the person gets a new set of gifts every day. And when you think about it, those gifts can add up! Read on to do the math on the birds, rings, and costs of this favorite Christmas song.

Hot Cocoa, or Hot Chocolate?

December 24, 2016 4:00 pm

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Do you call it hot cocoa or hot chocolate? Is it the same thing? Read on to find out – and warm up to the math in this tasty winter drink!

Lots of Love and Latkes

December 24, 2016 3:59 pm

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(Note: Today we’ve included a second extra math problem about Hanukkah, for those who celebrate the holiday or would like to learn more about it. Enjoy!) Today starts the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, and there are a lot of numbers that go along with it, especially when it comes to the food! Read on to chow down on the history and math of Hanukkah.

Surprise Ice

December 23, 2016 4:00 pm

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Have you ever been ice skating? How about on a pink ice skating rink? A hotel in Florida is known for making the ice on its rink pink. And when you think about how warm it is in Florida and how cold ice needs to stay so it doesn’t melt, this rink takes a lot of math! Read on to skate through the numbers in this pink rink.

Baby You Can Drive My…Balloons?

December 22, 2016 4:00 pm

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Balloons come in lots of different colors and shapes, and float all around the place, which make them lots of fun. But making a shape with them to break a world record make them even more exciting! Read on to see how many balloons were needed to break this world record – and get carried away with the balloon math.

When Your Food Talks to You

December 21, 2016 4:00 pm

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It’s a fun surprise when we open a snack or a drink and see a saying or interesting fact written inside the wrapper. But just how much math goes in to thinking up these clever sayings? Read on to find out!

Color-Craze Igloo

December 20, 2016 4:00 pm

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In reeeeeally cold places, people sometimes live in igloos, small homes built of blocks of ice and snow. One couple decided to make an igloo out of colorful ice blocks. Read on to find out how they did it – and see how the math in igloo-making stacks up!

Daredevil Skis

December 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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Skiing is a fun sport to do when there’s snow on the ground, but sometimes it can be challenging. Now imagine skiing on the world-record longest skis – with 169 other people! Read on to find out just how big these skis were, and glide through the math in this favorite winter sport.