‘Daily Math’

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Snowball Fight, Siberia-Style

December 30, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to have a snowball fight, but it’s hard work making all those snowballs to throw. Well, it’s so cold that along one beach in Siberia, Nature-made snowballs are showing up! Read on to have a ball with the math behind these natural snowballs of various sizes.

Dam Good Shot!

December 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever shot a basketball at a really tall hoop and made it in? It’s really exciting! Now imagine throwing a basketball at a hoop that’s hundreds of feet below you – and breaking a world record. Read on to do the math in this crazy basketball shot.

Words That Make You Cross-eyed

December 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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We like to build with Legos, blocks, bricks and stones, but you can also build with words! Crossword puzzles do just that. And, believe it or not, there’s a lot of math in building with words. Read on to see!

Baby You Can Drive My…Balloons?

December 27, 2018 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.

One Gooey Layer after Another

December 26, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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!

Surprise Ice

December 23, 2018 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.

Let’s Face It

December 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever seen one thing suddenly look like something else, like an electrical outlet that looks like a smiley face? Our brains like to see patterns, and...

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