‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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The Secret to Our Streets

August 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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Of all the highways you might have driven on, the most exciting ones in America might be the interstate highways. And these highways are numbered a special way so we can always know where we are. Read on to hit the road with some highway math!

Hitchhiker Kitten

August 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’ve heard of purring engines before, but not quite like this. A guy drove to work one morning and realized there was a kitten who hopped along for the ride under the hood of his car. Read on to find out this story’s purrfect ending – and do the stowaway kitten math!

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.

Music to Your…Toes

August 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s so tempting when you feel tired and lazy to take the elevator or escalator instead of walking up the stairs. But what if we made walking up the stairs more fun — would more people do it? Read on to learn what the car company Volkswagen did to make stair-walking more fun, and see how the stairs and fun add up!

The Castle Flying over Your Head

July 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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As if launching a hot air balloon wasn’t cool enough, people in France decided to break a world record by launching the most hot air balloons at one time! Read on to see just how many balloons it took to sail away with the record, and take flight with the hot-air-balloon math.

Your Very Own (Mini) Car Factory

July 25, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s hard to get something that’s more fun than Legos, robots, or cars – except when they’re all together! Read on to do the math on a Lego robot that builds Lego cars, and see how quickly the fun adds up.

Walking on the Moon

July 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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On this very day 45 years ago, men walked on the moon for the first time. Even though they walked around for only 2 1/2 hours after 4 days of flying, they left their mark (and footprints!). For more moon math, click “Read More.”

Daredevil Skater Boy

July 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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We bet you’ve roller skated before, or have seen people roller skating. But have you ever skated under cars? Read on to find out about one boy who can do this, and skate through the math!

When Surfers Can’t Wait Their Turn

July 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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What’s one of your favorite things to do with over 60 other people? How about break a surfing world record? Read on to ride the wave of math in this crazy world record!

How to Fly with a Party Balloon

July 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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Balloons can be great to decorate and celebrate. But did you know they can also apparently be used for flight? Read on to see how one man’s advertising stunt took flight – and soar high with the balloon math!