‘Food’

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“Answer Your Cat’s Questions” Day

January 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s “Answer Your Cat’s Questions” Day – and who knows what our furry friends are thinking! But read on to take some guesses at what’s on their minds, and do the math to answer some kitty questions.

One-in-a-Million Pizza Fan

January 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math (and pizza) fan Emmett L. asked us, how many ants can a pizza feed? Read on to find out the answer – and eat up the math!

Time to Bake Cookies

December 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s National Bake Cookies Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some math-y cookies made by computer science professor Francesco De Comite! Read on to eat up the math in these puzzle-like cookies – and put your math where your mouth is.

Miracle of Oil

December 12, 2017 3:59 pm

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Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Read on to find out more about this holiday that shines bright with candle and food math!

Swimming in Hot Cocoa

December 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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Hot chocolate and hot cocoa are different drinks, but they’re both yummy and great cold-weather drinks. They’re so good, in fact, that the world record for largest cup of hot cocoa was made in a swimming pool! You can never have too much of a good thing, so read on to find out just how much of this good thing was made in the pool – and swim through the delicious math.

The Weight of Snow, in Chocolate

December 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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If snow is starting to fall where you live, you may be out there building a snowman or chucking snowballs at your friends — and you may notice how the really wet, sticky snow you can pack into shapes is also really heavy. How can those teeny specks falling from the sky weigh so much? Read on to see – and find out just how much a snowflake weighs.

Last Chance for Pumpkins

November 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Fall is about to turn into winter for many of us, so what do you do with all those pumpkins that won’t make it through the cold? Make yummy foods from them, of course! And the best part is, you can use almost every part of the pumpkin, including all those seeds. Read on for a simple seed recipe – and snack on some math while the seeds are cooking.

Now That’s a Piece of Cake!

November 26, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Norah D. asked us, if you made a cake and had only 1 tablespoon of flour, how small would the cake have to be? Read on to find out – a do the teeny, tasty, tablespoon math!

A Berry Big Mess

November 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered how cranberries get from the farm and into your cup of juice? Unlike other fruits, like apples, that you pick straight from the tree, farmers have a unique – and wet! – way of picking cranberries. Read on to get the scoop on cropping cranberries, and do the “berry” wild math.

How to Get a Bigger Brownie

November 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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Cake tastes delicious no matter what shape it’s in. But we’re loving this cake-cutter made by Matthias Wandel that cuts the cake into hexagons. Read on to find out why this hexagon knife is so cool – and bite into the cake math!