‘Sports’

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Alligators, Windmills, and One Small Ball

September 21, 2019 4:00 pm

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Mini golf is a crazy version of golf with wacky obstacles – like spinning windmills, twisty bridges, and alligators (not real, of course!) that open and close their mouths – which you have to try to hit your ball through, over, and around to make it in the hole. And today is Miniature Golf Day, so read on to celebrate it with some hole-in-one math!

Pooches in the Pool

September 3, 2019 4:00 pm

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How does a hot dog cool off? By doing a doggy paddle in the local pool, of course! At the end of every summer, right before the pools are cleaned, the town of Calgary, Canada opens its pools to its four-legged furry friends. Read on to see how quickly the waggly tails and paddling paws add up during this town’s dog days of summer.

The Bike That Walks on Water

August 25, 2019 4:00 pm

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Dirt bikes are fun, and so is surfing. Put them together and you’re bound to have tons of thrills! That’s exactly what one dirt biker did. Read on to find out just how he did this, and ride the wave of math in dirt bike surfing.

When Dogs Jump Rope

August 24, 2019 4:00 pm

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It takes a lot of practice to learn how to jump rope. And it must take a lot more practice and training to teach 13 dogs how to do it – all at once! Read on to see how the math adds up in this paw-fect world record!

You Donut Wanna Miss Mass

August 18, 2019 4:00 pm

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Massachusetts might be the trickiest state name to spell. But people here spell one treat the easier way: donut. Massachusetts is wild for Dunkin’ Donuts, or as locals...

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A Well-Tuned State

July 31, 2019 4:00 pm

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Sure, bluegrass is a type of grass (that’s sort of blue). But it’s also a type of music. The state of Kentucky has both. It also gave us...

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The Newest of the “New” (States)

July 29, 2019 4:00 pm

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It’s more than 100 years old, but New Mexico is still newer than (New) Hampshire, Jersey, and York. And the people of New Mexico have some fresh ideas,...

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Who’s Sure Who’s a Hoosier?

July 12, 2019 4:00 pm

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First, a fun little riddle: if Diana is in the kitchen and the kitchen is in the house, what’s in Diana? A state! Yes, today we’re trekking to...

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Your Chance to Chuck an Egg

July 1, 2019 4:00 pm

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You can make anything into a sport – including egg throwing! Read on to see how a tradition in England that is hundreds of years old is still egg-citing to this day – and do the math on this eggs-ceptional sport.

Sneaky Fun for Fawns

June 25, 2019 4:00 pm

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Deer aren’t the best swimmers, but that didn’t stop this baby deer from having some fun in one family’s pool! Read on to cool off with the math in this fun-loving fawn’s pool adventure.