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Checkerboard Chocolate, and More

January 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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When we saw the photo of these amazing chocolates, the first thing we asked was, “Would anyone want to eat them?” How can you eat something that looks so cool? Read on to find out more about and do the math on these creative, chocolate cubes!

Your Own Crazy Tie-Dyed Crayons

January 22, 2015 4:00 pm

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We all know some crayon colors are more popular than others. The blue and red get used over and over until they become short little stubs, while the green-yellow might not have much work to do. But what can you do with all the leftover pieces that are too short to hold? Read on to find out, and get creative with the crayon math!

When a Pillow Fight Isn’t Enough

January 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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How would you feel if you went to bed at night ready to conk out, and found someone already sleeping in your spot? Well, that’s what happened to a small dog when the cat of the house decided to take over the doggie bed. Read on to do the math on how much work this pooch did to try to get the clever cat out of the bed.

Turtle Takeover

January 15, 2015 4:00 pm

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When we get lots and lots of snow, you don’t have to stop at building a snowman. You can make giant snow animals that are taller than you are and as wide as a house, like the Bartz brothers have done for the past 3 years. This year they’ve done it again, and created a giant sea turtle. At 37 feet long and 12 feet tall, the snow and math in this sculpture really piled up! Read on to do the snow sculpture math.

Bubbleball

January 11, 2015 4:00 pm

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Whenever there’s a new crazy sport, there’s bound to be new math in it, too. So we’re loving the game called Bubble Soccer. Read on to learn how to play this hilarious new sport – and do the math!

If You Want to Throw a Fruitcake…

January 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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Some people say they like fruitcake, but we wonder if they mean it. Fruitcake is a pile of dried fruit mashed together until it sticks in the shape of a cake. For people who really hate fruitcake, though, there’s now an even better thing they can do to it: throw it during the annual Great Fruitcake Toss, a contest to find out which kid can throw fruitcake the farthest. Read on to find out how fast and how far fruitcake can fly.

The Game of Telephone

December 28, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played the game of Telephone? In a group of people, one person thinks of something secret to say, and whispers it to next person, who whispers it to the next, until finally the last person says to everyone what he or she heard – which isn’t always what it started out as. And with over 1,000 people playing it to break the record, the secret phrase was bound to change. Read on to do the math on this fun game!

Make Cut-out Snowflakes Day

December 27, 2014 4:00 pm

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Today is Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day, a great case of art and math coming together on paper. Real snowflakes are those tiny crystals of frozen water that fall from the sky. While two snowflakes could be the same, there’s almost no chance that will happen. And with endless possibilities for creativity, each paper snowflake is probably different, too. Read on to get the flurry of numbers about snowflakes!

Lego Christmas Tree

December 25, 2014 3:59 pm

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Today is Christmas Day, when Christians everywhere celebrate the birth of Jesus. A big part of that is decorating the Christmas tree. The Lego store in Sydney, Australia decided to take it a step further and not only decorate a tree, but create one – entirely from Legos! Read on to do the math on this Lego-tastic Christmas tree.

When Your Body Falls Apart

December 23, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever made anything out of clay? Clay starts out soft, and you can roll it, shape it, and carve designs into it. But once it dries out and hardens, if you drop it, it will break into zillions of pieces, like marble and stone do. That’s what happened to one statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read on to see if the pieces of this masterpiece were able to be put back together – and do the math!