‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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Dancing with a Traffic Light

October 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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When we’re in a hurry, we hate having to stop and wait for a red light, or for that sign with the little red man. People in a rush sometimes just ignore that guy and try to run across before cars drive through, which is dangerous. So some people in Lisbon, Portugal wondered if pedestrians (people on foot) would stop if the little red man moved around and made waiting fun.

Troubled Bridge over Water

September 4, 2014 4:00 pm

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It isn’t every day that a major city gets a new bridge, but that’s what’s happening in the New York City area these days. Click “Read More” to find out what bridge is getting a new version of itself – and do the bridge math!

Livin’ in a Schoolbus

September 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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As the school year winds up, a lot of kids get to ride the bus to school, which can give your day a fun start. But how about riding that bus home and staying in it because it’s actually your home? Click “Read More” to see how Hank Butitta did just that – and do the bus math!

Digging Way, Way Deep

August 29, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever driven through a long tunnel? Is that the coolest thing or what? It’s even cooler how tunnels are made. Click “Read More” to dig up the dirt on tunnel-making, and tunnel through some fun math!

Ice Bucket Challenge

August 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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When people want to collect money for a good cause, like inventing new medicines, there are lots of ways to do it, and the ALS Foundation has a really fun one: the Ice Bucket Challenge. And some people decide to go really big when they do it. Click “Read More” to find out how big one Illinois family went and chill out with some math!

When the Slow Guy Wins

August 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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When a car zooms down the street too fast, that driver had better hope no police are watching, or they’ll give him a speeding ticket: a fine that speeders have to pay as punishment. But what happens to the money from the ticket? Click “Read More” to find out one guy’s idea of how to get people to drive better – and do the speedy math!

Happy Birthday, New York!

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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On this day in 1788, New York became the 11th state in the United States. And it’s a state full of surprises everywhere you turn. Click “Read More” to do the Empire State math!

Stowaway Snake

July 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Sometimes cars just stop working right in the middle of the road. But it’s not often that they stop working for the reason that one woman’s car in New Mexico stopped. Click “Read More” to see what shock awaited her when she opened the hood – and do the math!

Fill Me Up

July 14, 2014 4:00 pm

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Getting gasoline for your car is pretty easy. But how does the gas get to that hose in the first place? Click “Read More” to find out and do the math behind gas!

A Ferris Wheel for Boats

July 3, 2014 4:00 pm

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Canals are cool water tunnels connecting two bodies of water at different heights. But what’s even cooler than that is the “Falkirk Wheel,” which is like a ferris wheel for boats. Click “Read More” to see how it works, and see how the numbers really add up in this boat math!