‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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Bus-ting Out

March 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s amazing what you can do with paint. People who paint pictures that look really real can create a whole new kind of magic. These crazy buses are a great example of that. In the top picture, the back of a bus is painted to look like it has a battery compartment. In the second, someone painted around the wheels to make them look like two eyes. And in the third, the stretchy part of the bus looks like the bendy part of a toothbrush. Buses are a good 40-50 feet long, though, so these eyes and batteries and brushes are way, way bigger than real ones. How much bigger are they?

Mush!

March 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is the most famous dog-sledding event, and is often called “The Last Great Race.” Just why is it called this? Read on to run through the numbers in this race, and find out what makes it so great!

When Toilets Fly

February 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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You’ve heard of birds and planes flying. But what about toilets? One group decided to create a portapotty rocket and make it fly! Read on to get carried away with the numbers in this rocketing restroom.

In Case You Got No Snow…

February 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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When we hear a giant snowstorm is coming, we get really excited to play in the snow. But sometimes the storm decides to go another way and we don’t get any snow. Well, one grandpa decided to fix that problem for his granddaughter. Read on to see how he did this – and do the math in traveling snow!

Answer Your Car’s Questions

January 30, 2017 4:00 pm

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Did you ever wonder what cars would say if they could talk? Chances are they’d ask a lot of questions that you’d be able to answer by doing some math. So read on to see what your car might say…and figure out how you’d answer it!

Happy Birthday, Opportunity!

January 25, 2017 4:00 pm

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As far as we know, there are no Martians living on Mars. But we do have a friend there who calls us. Read on to find out more about Opportunity, the Mars rover that landed on the foreign planet on this day in 2003 – and do the math in space travel!

The People Flying over Your Head

January 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever watched an airplane in the sky, and wondered how many people are in there, and where they’re going? Now just imagine how many planes fly above you in one day! Read on to take flight with the math in the number of people flying over your head.

More Than One Rose for Your Nose

January 1, 2017 4:00 pm

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As beautiful as a rose is, a dozen is even more beautiful. So how about 18 million of them, put together to make all kinds of shapes of animals, buildings, people, and more? Read on to wake up and smell the roses – and do the math in the annual Rose Parade!

Baby You Can Drive My…Balloons?

December 22, 2016 4:00 pm

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Balloons come in lots of different colors and shapes, and float all around the place, which make them lots of fun. But making a shape with them to break a world record make them even more exciting! Read on to see how many balloons were needed to break this world record – and get carried away with the balloon math.

“Wrong Way” Corrigan

December 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Sometimes people make a wrong turn while driving. But imagine taking a wrong turn while flying a plane! Read on to fly through the math on one pilot who took a very wrong turn, which earned him the nickname “Wrong Way” Corrigan.