‘Sports’

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Soccer for Your Car

August 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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Soccer is a fun sport. So why should we humans get to have all the fun? In a larger-than-life size version of soccer, cars get to be the players and construction vehicles are the goalies. Read on to go big with the math in this new version of an old favorite sport!

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.

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.

Getting Your Kicks from the World Cup

June 15, 2018 4:00 pm

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We are a week into the World Cup, the giant competition where countries send their best soccer players (or football, as most countries call it) to try to win the top prize. The countries are clumped into groups of 4, usually from 4 different continents, and each team plays the other 3; the 2 winningest teams from each group go on to the round of 16. With all these matches going on, the goals really start to add up. Click “Read More” to do the World Cup math!

A Fast 500 Miles

May 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to drive fast on a highway, but that’s nothing like driving a racecar. Read on to speed away with the math in racecars to get ready for the Indy 500 race!

Race for the Crown

May 5, 2018 4:00 pm

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With 20 horses each running at close to 50 miles per hour, there are a lot of numbers in the Kentucky Derby horse race! Read on to horse around and race through the math.

May the Force Be with You

May 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Lightsabers are one of the coolest things in the movies. But do you know the secret behind how they make them in the movies? Read on to find out – and take a swing with the math in lightsabers!

How to Be a Juggler!

April 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s hard enough to catch a flying ball with one hand. But to juggle a whole bunch of them in the air — that takes a lot of math! Read on to play and juggle the numbers.

Who Invented Hopscotch?

April 16, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played hopscotch? If so, you know that it can get tricky. But did you know people have been playing hopscotch for over 1,000 years? Read on to find out more about this great game – and get hopping with the math!

Monkeys on the Playground

April 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played on the monkey bars at the playground? Did you know they were originally a math game? Read on to find out more about this jungle gym favorite, and monkey around with the math!