‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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How to Make Your Own Helicopter

September 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Imagine having your own helicopter. Now imagine that helicopter being made up of 54 smaller, tiny helicopters! That’s what one guy did to make his own personal flying machine. Read on to do the math and see how lots of small drones can add up to one big chopper.

The Toy That Plays with Toys

September 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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Legos and dominoes are two of the most fun toys. Now put them together and you have something really awesome! Read on to find out about a Lego robot that lays down the dominoes for you, so you can enjoy toppling them down – and do the math.

When Trucks Fly

August 30, 2017 4:00 pm

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Trucks are big and heavy vehicles, so they can’t fly off ramps like bikes and skateboards can…right? That’s not what Gregg Godfrey thought when he attempted to set the record for the longest truck jump. Read on to find out if he was successful – and do the math in truck jumping stunts!

Honk If You Like My Pictures

August 26, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever walked by a really grimy car and run your finger through the grime to write your name? Well, artist Ben Long makes whole pictures this way! Read on to get the dirt on his art, and do the math!

Carpool, or Pool Car?

August 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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Pools and bathtubs give us a great place to play and to relax. But have you ever gone swimming in one while it’s rolling down the road? Read on to learn about two Canadian guys who looked to break the world record doing just that – and make a splash with some carpool math!

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.