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High as a Kite

March 18, 2016 4:00 pm

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Kites have a lot of math in them, because you can make them in just about any shape. It might surprise you how long these cool creations have been around – and what important roles they’ve played in the past. Read on to soar through the kite math!

It’s Raining Teddy Bears

December 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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If you love teddy bears, you’d probably love diving into a giant pile of them. Now how about 28,000 of them? You could have had your chance last...

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When One Bike Flip Isn’t Enough

October 10, 2015 4:00 pm

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When something is easy, people say “it’s like riding a bike.” But Jed Mildon decided just riding a bike was too easy, so he decided to kick it up a notch by trying to do 4 backflips in the air on a bike! Read on to find out if he succeeded – and flip your way through the math in this awesome trick.

Can a Robot Ride a Bike?

September 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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Meet Primer V2, a balancing bot with a special talent. Read on to find out what this radical, riding robot can do – and cruise along with the robot math!

A Bigger, Better Paintball

September 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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“Paintball” is a game where people shoot balls of wet paint at each other, and when the paint hits it makes a big splat. But this picture shows another kind of paint ball. Read on to find out what record this “patinball” holds – and get messy with some paintball math!

Switching It Up

September 12, 2015 4:00 pm

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What can you buy with $1? How about an 848-foot-tall rock? That’s what one man did back in 1915. Then he decided to put zig-zaggy paths up it, so people could climb it. Read on to do the math on how the climbing and hiking really add up when you’re zig-zagging your way up a giant rock.

Backwards Basketball

September 11, 2015 4:00 pm

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If you could break any world record, what would it be? One basketball player decided to try to break the record for longest basketball shot…backwards! Read on to do the math on how far his shot went – and see if it added up to a new world record.

Running for 99 Days

August 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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Have you ever walked so long it felt like you were walking for days? One man actually did walk for days – 99 days to be exact – as he trekked across the United States, from California to Maine. Read on to find out how the miles added up!

Zip Line to Another Land

August 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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Zip lines are a fun way to soar through the air from one place to another. Usually those places are in the same country. But one of our favorite zip lines soars from Spain to Portugal. Read on to find out more about this wild ride – and zip through the math!

For Fish Who Like Phones

August 12, 2015 4:00 pm

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These days we take our phones everywhere, which means there’s a greater chance they’ll get lost. So imagine one scuba diver’s surprise after his phone fell into Monterey Bay, and then he got it back weeks later. Read on to find out an even more shocking surprise – and dial up the math in swimming phones!