‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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Whatever Floats Your Boat

August 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder how boats actually float in the water? Read on to find out all the math that’s involved – and float away with the numbers!

The Secret Formula for Fighting Fires

August 5, 2018 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 18, 2018 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.

Put Your Wheels in the Air

July 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Seeing a car gliding on 2 wheels might make you stop and take a second look. But a few years ago, a few people in Saudi Arabia started driving like this for fun (on non-crowded roads we hope!). Read on to do the math on this new craze called “sidewalk skiing,” and see how it’s a fun, crazy balancing act.

“Training” Dogs

July 2, 2018 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, 2018 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!

From Plane to Playground

June 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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Playgrounds are really fun and planes are cool, so imagine putting them together to create an awesome play space! Read on to do the math in this playground-in-the-sky contraption.

The First Fast Driver

June 23, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 Fast 500 Miles

May 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to drive fast on a highway, but that’s nothing like driving a racecar. Read on to speed away with the math in racecars to get ready for the Indy 500 race!