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The Wild World of Waterslides

June 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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One of the best summer treats is the waterslide: a slide with water running down it. And waterslides can get pretty long and wild! Read on to find out about some of the longest waterslides in the world – and have a splash with the math.

Try Not to Lose Your Marbles

June 20, 2016 4:00 pm

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Marbles are those pretty glass balls that roll all over the place, including under your couch! But did you know there are games people play with marbles? Read on to find out the interesting story behind the game of marbles, and roll through the marble-y math.

Finding Dory – and Drawing Her

June 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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Animated movies take a lot of drawing, and a lot of math! Read on to go behind the scenes and see the numbers involved in some of your favorite movies.

Your Very Own Balloon Ride

June 13, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Ana P. asked us, how many balloons would it take to lift her school principal into the air? That’s a great question! Read on to lift off with the math in reaching new heights with balloons.

How to Be a Math Whiz

June 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Want to learn how to do some pretty cool math tricks in your head and wow your friends and family? Read on to find out the tricks in becoming a math whiz!

Perfect Paper Pets

June 5, 2016 4:00 pm

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This sleepy bear looks so real that if you poked him, he might startle awake. But he’s a sculpture made by artist Calvin Nicholls. Read on to be surprised by the material Calvin uses in his sculptures, and see where math meets art in his amazing work!

Heads or Tails?

June 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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To decide things, lots of times we flip a coin. There’s even a Flip a Coin Day that celebrates this! Read on to see how long this decision-making method has been around – and flip over the math in coin flipping.

A Fast 500 Miles

May 29, 2016 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!

Blue Sky, Blue Sea…Blue Trees?

May 27, 2016 4:00 pm

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This may look like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but these blue trees are real! Of course, an artist painted them to make them blue. Read on to find out why – and see how the math can really add up when art meets nature.

What It Takes to Be Superman

May 26, 2016 4:00 pm

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They say Superman is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” But just how fast, powerful, and high-jumping is he? Read on to put numbers to the powers of Superman!