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Putting Your Lego to Work

September 1, 2015 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.

How to Turn a Banana into a Penguin

August 31, 2015 4:00 pm

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We’re told not to play with our food, but when it looks like a cute penguin, it’s hard not to. One website shows you how to turn an ordinary fruit into an adorable animal. Read on to go bananas for the math in these edible penguin friends!

Craziest Basketball Shot Ever

August 30, 2015 4:00 pm

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Basketball is a fun sport to begin with. Now imagine adding crazy costumes, ramps, a slingshot, a swimming pool, and a truck to it to perform the craziest dunk ever. That’s exactly what one group of people did – all in one take! Read on to see how many times they had to try it to get it right – and do all the math in this talented trick.

2 Million Birds, All in One Place

August 28, 2015 4:00 pm

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Have you ever folded paper in special ways to do an art called origami? How about making 2 million origami birds? People around the world did just that as a way to help after the earthquake in Japan in 2011. Read on to find out about the different sizes of birds that were made with different materials – and fly away with the math!

A Good Reason to Jump on the Bed

August 25, 2015 4:00 pm

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What do mattresses, dominoes, and 850 people have in common? A world record, of course! Read on to find out how one hotel gave a whole new meaning to crashing into bed – and do the mattress math.

When Bears Find Your Backyard Pool

August 24, 2015 4:00 pm

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You’ve probably heard of the doggy paddle, but what about the bear paddle? One family of bears decided to show us just that as they took a swim in the backyard pool of a New Jersey family. Read on to see how much fun the mama and cub bears had – and swim through the numbers behind these bubbly bears!

How a Car Really Works

August 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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The engines in our cars make them run, but how do they work? One person decided to make a neat model of an engine. But it’s not made from metal like you might expect. Read on to find out what this magical model is made from, and how it runs – and motor through the model engine math!

You Can Count on Dogs, Because Dogs Can Count

August 19, 2015 4:00 pm

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Dogs can learn pretty cool tricks, like how to sit, shake paws, and even speak. But we think this Jack Russell terrier named Maggie has learned the coolest trick of all. Read on to find out what this counting canine can do – and do the math with her!

A Toy for Your Fingers or Feet

August 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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Solving the Rubik’s cube can be a fun challenge. And it gets even trickier as you race the clock or try to do it with your feet! That’s exactly what happened at the Rubik’s Cube World Championship this past July. Read on to do the hands-on (and feet-on!) math behind solving the Rubik’s cube.

How to Blow Up a Watermelon

August 17, 2015 4:00 pm

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Watermelon is a delicious and juicy summer treat. The only problem with it is trying to cut up the giant round fruit. But two guys figured out the most fun way to do this – using rubber bands. Read on to see how they did it, and do the explosive watermelon math!