‘Daily Math’

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When Apples Try to Fly

April 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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We love food, and we love it even more when we get to play with it. Chef John Mitzewich likes to play with his food, too – and created this neat apple swan! Read on to find out how to make one, while swan-diving through the math in playing with your food.

Taking a Peep at Easter

April 1, 2018 3:59 pm

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Today is Easter Sunday, the day that Christians celebrate the rising of Jesus from the dead. Somehow, it also means fun, colorful Easter eggs and fluffy baby chicks....

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Pets in Flight

March 31, 2018 4:00 pm

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Lots of people travel by airplane every day, and they’re bringing all kinds of things onto those planes — even their pets. Read on to see some of the wackiest pets people have tried to bring on vacation with them, and do the math in pets on planes!

Dino Out the Door

March 30, 2018 4:25 pm

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There’s a new dinosaur in town, and it’s so huge it hardly fits in its house. Read on to do the math on just how big it is – and see how big of a house you’d need to keep this giant dino as a pet!

Festival of Freedom

March 30, 2018 3:59 pm

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From numbers of days and nights, to counting the 4 Questions, to the world’s largest matzo ball, there’s math galore in Passover. Read on to discover the numbers in Passover!

A Record-Breaking Beagle

March 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But Purin, the nine-year-old, record-holding beagle would probably disagree. Read on to see what record the playful pup just broke – and do the dog-gone fun math!

Who’s Faster, a Train or a Plane?

March 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Vasily M. asked us, what’s the fastest you could get from New York to Los Angeles by train? Read on to travel through the math of the twists and turns it takes to get across the country!

Snacktime for Sharks

March 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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Since it’s National Zookeeper Week, we should give a shout-out to aquarists, who take care of the animals at the aquariums. There’s lots of math involved in feeding all those marine animals, including keeping track of who eats when! Read on to swim your way through the math of mealtime at the aquarium.

Lego Set-ting the Bar

March 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you love Lego, you’ve probably built some of their sets by following their instructions – but maybe you’ve also used the pieces to invent your own crazy cars, castles, and moving animals. Someone else might want to build your idea, too. So Lego has a webpage where anyone like you can share what new sets they think Lego should sell. And as more people send in their creations, the Lego fun begins to really add up!

Getting a Grip on It

March 25, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever stayed in the bathtub or pool so long that your fingers turned wrinkly? Wonder why that happens? Scientists did some tests to figure out this mystery. Read on to get a grip on the math (and science!) of wrinkly fingers.