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Your Fruit’s Favorite Number

January 25, 2015 4:00 pm

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Have you ever looked at an apple or banana from the store and noticed a sticker with a 4-digit number? Maybe a 4138 on a Granny Smith, or a 4432 on a pineapple? That sticker and number aren’t just there for fun – they have a purpose. Read on to see how the numbers are used as a code for the fruit – and enjoy some bite-sized math!

The People Flying over Your Head

January 23, 2015 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 multiply that by all the planes in the air at any time, and you get a lot of people airborne at the same time. Read on to see how one website showed all the planes flying across the Atlantic Ocean throughout the day – and see how quickly the numbers add up!

Dogs in Charge

January 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs get to hang out as people’s pets. But some dogs actually work real jobs, such as police dogs in the K9 Unit. They train for a few hours every week and work for about 6 to 9 years. When you do the math, that time really adds up for these hard-working dogs! Read on to see all the jobs these canine helpers are trained to do.

National “Dress up Your Pet” Day

January 14, 2015 4:00 pm

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Today is National Dress up Your Pet Day in the U.S., in case you weren’t already doing that and needed a good reason. We have no idea how this holiday started, but we’re guessing it wasn’t the pets who asked for it. With so many different pets and clothing options, each pet can have his own unique style! Read on to mix and match the pet outfit math.

The Truth about Laundry

January 10, 2015 4:00 pm

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Today is “National Cut Your Energy Costs” Day, the day when we think about using less electricity in our homes, gasoline in our cars, and other forms of energy. Do you know what things in your house use the most energy? Read on to find out and celebrate the day by doing energy-saving math!

The Coolest Job in the World

January 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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When you think about the job you might have when you grow up, you might not realize you could be paid to be an “ice cream taster.” John Harrison has been doing this job for over 25 years, though! With lots of different flavors to taste, fudge swirls to inspect, and chocolate chips to count, this tasty job is right up our alley. Read on to get the scoop on the coolest job out there – and do the math.

A Table Made of Money

January 5, 2015 4:00 pm

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Forget just 1 penny for your thoughts – how about 5,218 for your table? One guy decided to build a table and cover the whole top of it in pennies. He carefully placed them according to their shininess to create a cool pattern. Read on to do the math and make “cents” of this cool table!

A Better You, Bite by Bite

January 1, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s New Year’s Day, when grown-ups think about the biggest things they’re doing wrong and promise to do better this year. One of the things a lot of people do is try to eat better. And now there’s an app that will help everybody do the food math. Read on to bite off the delicious numbers!

The Race to Start the New Year

December 31, 2014 4:00 pm

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Tonight is New Year’s Eve, when people everywhere ring in the new year. But 2015 doesn’t begin at the same time for everyone! Read on to do the time zone math and see who gets to celebrate the new year first!

The Watch That Watches You

December 29, 2014 4:00 pm

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This is really a wristband more than a watch, but there’s a new piece of jewelry that does things for you when you fall asleep. Read on to see what new invention two teenagers in the UK have come up with – and do the math on how much you can now get done while you sleep!