‘Daily Math’

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Just ZIP It

August 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you mail a letter, you tell the post office where it’s going by writing the address: the street name and (building) number, the city, and the state. But big cities handling mail for lots of people have to split it into smaller batches, using ZIP codes. Some people are even important enough to have their very own zip code! Click “Read More” to do the zippy math.

When the Slow Guy Wins

August 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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When a car zooms down the street too fast, that driver had better hope no police are watching, or they’ll give him a speeding ticket: a fine that speeders have to pay as punishment. But what happens to the money from the ticket? Click “Read More” to find out one guy’s idea of how to get people to drive better – and do the speedy math!

A Big Bite of Shark

August 6, 2014 5:23 pm

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Recently, a fisherman in China caught a 16-foot long whale shark in his fishing net, weighing more than 2 tonnes. It was so huge that he had to drape it over a truck to drive it to the fish market! Click “Read More” to get the numbers behind sharks, and do the math.

Plastic-Gobbling Sea Machine

August 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s exciting when anyone invents a machine that’s going to make our world better, like cleaning up garbage from our oceans. It’s even more exciting when that person is a 19-year-old kid. Click “Read More” to find out about this cool new invention and do the Ocean Cleanup math!

Looking Four the Answer

August 4, 2014 4:00 pm

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Today is the 4th day of the 8th month of 2014 – that’s a lot of fours, isn’t it? And 4 is a pretty cool number. Click “Read More” to find out some cool facts about the number 4, and do the math!

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo

August 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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Most of us don’t live on farms, but we all know that the sound of a rooster crowing as the wake-up call when the sun rises. But did you know that roosters crow at the right time every day even if there isn’t sun? Click “Read More” to find out about these amazing alarm clocks and do the math!

Hats Off to Texas

August 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love hats, you probably don’t have more of them than this Lone Star-shaped sculpture in Fort Worth, Texas. Click “Read More” to find out just how many hats star in this sculpture and do the hat math.

National Cheesecake Day

July 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s National Cheesecake Day, when we celebrate one of the yummiest desserts out there. You can make cheesecake with only a few ingredients, or go all out and make it really fancy. Click “Read More” to get a delicious serving of cheesecake math!

Happy Birthday, New York!

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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On this day in 1788, New York became the 11th state in the United States. And it’s a state full of surprises everywhere you turn. Click “Read More” to do the Empire State math!

From Dawn Till Dusk

July 25, 2014 3:59 pm

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Note: As we do for religious holidays, in honor of this month we’re providing a second extra math problem about Ramadan, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about it. Click “Read More” to do the math. Enjoy!