‘Daily Math’

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When You Wish upon a Fluff

July 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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You know those cute yellow flowers you see in the grass? Or those round, white poofs of fluff you can blow into the air to make a wish? They’re the same flower, called a dandelion. And with the number of seeds and how far they can fly, there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to float away with the numbers in dandelions!

Where Every Day Is Your Birthday

July 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Ben W. asked us, which planet has the longest day? Read on to find out the answer, and see where you’d get to celebrate the most birthdays!

The Buck Moon Stops Here

July 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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What’s so special about July’s full moon? Read on to find out, and see how full of math full moons are!

Hang Onto Your Pants!

July 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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There are strange national holidays for everything – including National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day! When you think about how many steps you take each day (with or without pants), the numbers can really add up. So grab your pants, get moving, and do the math in walking with your pants.

A Good Way to Get Dizzy

July 25, 2018 4:00 pm

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National Merry-Go-Round Day is a great day to celebrate this fun ride. And when you count how many ups-and-downs and arounds are in a ride, the math really starts to add up. Read on to go around and around with the numbers in merry-go-rounds!

How Many Houses?

July 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Alan D-S. asked us a great question: how many buildings are there in the world? Read on to build up the math and find out the answer!

Dog Day of Summer

July 23, 2018 4:00 pm

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Hot dogs are a yummy food that we eat a lot at cookouts in the summer. But just how many do we eat throughout the year? Read on to cook up the math behind this tasty food on National Hot Dog Day!

Ducks of a Different Color

July 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you think of ducks, what color are they in your mind? Some ducks, like the ones in this picture, prefer a whole different set of colors. And these ducks have a cool way of talking to each other, too. Read on to find out more about these colorful friends, and swim through the math!

Bull’s-Eye!

July 21, 2018 4:00 pm

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Today is the final day of Archery at the Olympics.  In this dramatic sport, the archers draw back their bows and launch arrows into the air at about 150 miles an hour, while the rest of us scramble to get out of the way.  Their target is a flat circle 77 yards away (where a yard is 3 feet) ringed with 10 colorful concentric circles.  Of course, the closer to the center you hit, the more points you get: the gold circle in the middle fetches 10 points, the next circle around it scores 9, and so on until the white ring on the edge, worth just 1 point.  The better your aim, the faster those numbers add up.

Tower of Water

July 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you turn on the faucet, have you ever wondered where that water comes from? Or why it sprays out so fast? Water comes from many places, but...

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