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Facing the Soccer Ball

September 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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Soccer balls are fun to kick around and do cool tricks with. There’s lots of math in soccer balls, too, like the different shapes on them. Read on to find out more about this sphere full of number surprises – and have a ball with the math!

Alligators, Windmills, and One Small Ball

September 21, 2017 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!

Who Runs Faster, a Person or a Horse?

September 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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Can you run faster than a horse? Not if the horse is running its fastest. But you might be able to run fast for longer than a horse. And in one race, you have the chance to try it. Read on to find out about the Man vs. Horse race, and run the numbers!

A Game to Play While Skydiving

September 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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Solving a Rubik’s Cube is a fun challenge. But apparently one guy decided it needed just a little more excitement. So he solved it while skydiving, giving a whole new meaning to speedcubing! Read on to fly through the math in skydiving and Rubik’s Cubes.

Pooches in the Pool

September 10, 2017 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.

100 Acrobats, Hanging by a Thread

September 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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Acrobats do amazing things. They stand on each other’s shoulders, flip upside down in the air, and somehow jump to the ground without breaking their necks. One performance at the Chinese Youth Olympics had all that – and more! Read on to find out about it, and cartwheel your way through the math.

Craziest Basketball Shot Ever

August 29, 2017 4:00 pm

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Basketball is a fun sport to begin with. Now imagine adding crazy costumes, ramps, a slingshot, a swimming pool, and a truck to it to perform the craziest dunk ever. That’s exactly what one group of people did – all in one take! Read on to see how many times they had to try it to get it right – and do all the math in this talented trick.

Bears in the Backyard Pool

August 25, 2017 4:00 pm

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You’ve probably heard of the doggy paddle, but what about the bear paddle? One family of bears decided to show us just that as they took a swim in the backyard pool of a New Jersey family. Read on to see how much fun the mama and cub bears had – and swim through the numbers behind these bubbly bears!

The Bike That Walks on Water

August 11, 2017 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.

Veggies? Just Roll with It

August 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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One vegetable that isn’t so well-loved is the Brussels sprout. It’s a small, round, green veggie that tastes bitter to some folks, so it’s not so popular. That may be why one brave man chose it for a very muddy stunt. Read on to find out what this stunt was – and roll with the math!