‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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The Secret Formula for Fighting Fires

August 5, 2020 4:00 pm

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Firefighters get hot, but they may be the coolest heroes out there because of all the math they use! Read on to see how firefighters use math to, well, fight fires.

3, 2, 1, Blast-Off!

July 15, 2020 4:00 pm

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It’s hard work to lift things, especially when they’re heavy. So just imagine how hard a rocket has to work when it’s blasting into space and carrying thousands of gallons of fuel! Read on to get carried away with spaceship math that’s out of this world.

“Training” Dogs

July 2, 2020 4:00 pm

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Dogs are pretty smart and you can teach them some fun tricks. But some dogs living in the Russian city of Moscow have taught themselves a pretty nifty trick. Read on to find out what it is – and do the math on commuting pooches!

Cross-Country Crawl

June 30, 2020 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Sara D. asked us, how long would it take for an army of ants to pick her up and carry her across the U.S.? Read on to find out – and march through the math of mighty ants!

The First Fast Driver

June 23, 2020 4:00 pm

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You see speed limit signs lots of places while driving: in neighborhoods, on highways, in front of schools. But we bet you’ve never seen a speed limit as slow as the one where the first person to get a speeding ticket was! Read on to find out just how low it was, and zip through the math in slow speed limits.

Cross-Country Choo-Choo

June 18, 2020 4:00 pm

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Today we can travel across the country really fast by taking an airplane. But airplanes weren’t always around, which is why it was a big deal when the Transcontinental Railroad tracks were connected and people could get across the country more quickly than riding a horse or going around it by boat. Read on to take a trip with the math in this terrific train ride!

A Million-Dollar Speedbump

May 26, 2020 4:00 pm

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You never want to bump into something with your car – that’s called an accident. But sometimes an accident can turn out for the best. The Moser family...

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A Dizzying World Record

May 18, 2020 4:00 pm

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Can you spin around once? Good. Can you spin around 3 times? Great! Now, can you spin around 3 times on a skateboard in midair? Well, so far...

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Superhero on a Skateboard

May 7, 2020 4:00 pm

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Look up in the sky: it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a guy setting a world record on a hoverboard? Read on to fly through the math in this cool world record.

We’re Real Rear Wheels – Say It 10 Times Fast!

April 10, 2020 4:00 pm

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Try saying “We’re real rear wheels” 10 times fast — or even just twice. Not so easy, huh? That’s called a tongue twister, because it twists up your tongue. Read on for some more tricky phrases, and do the tongue twisting math!