‘Food’

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Spirocakes

January 30, 2015 4:00 pm

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Pancakes taste great in any shape, even a plain old circle. But they’re even yummier when they come out as loops and spirals. The folks at 10MinuteMath made a tool that spins out pancake batter the same way as one of our favorite toys, Spirograph. Read on to see how this cool creation works – and eat up some yummy, spirally math!

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 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!

Donuts Gone Bonkers

January 16, 2015 4:00 pm

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Whenever you eat a food you love, you can’t help but think about stuffing that food inside some other food you love to make a new food. This is what chef Kim Laidlaw did when she created the donut turducken, an apple fritter inside a pudding-filled donut. With layers of desserts, this invention isn’t only filled with apples, but math too! Read on to eat up the delicious dessert math.

Making Toys out of Chocolate

January 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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The 3D printer is a pretty exciting invention. And it becomes even more exciting when you put melted chocolate in it instead of ink. With dark, milk, and white chocolate options, the creations are endless. Read on to melt for the math of printing chocolate shapes and toys!

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.

The Key to Awesome Waffles

January 4, 2015 4:00 pm

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Waffles are those fluffy pancake-like breakfast treats with rows of little pockets to catch syrup and butter. Those pockets are usually squares, but the waffle itself can be a square, a circle, a rectangle, or really any shape – including keyboard-shaped! Read on to take a bite out of the delicious waffle 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.

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!

When Your Dinner Comes on Skates

December 22, 2014 4:00 pm

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Waiters in restaurants have a really hard job. They have to ask what you want to eat, tell all of that to the chef, then hurry to bring you your meal on a giant tray of plates and glasses without dropping it all. Can you imagine doing all that while ice skating? Read on to do the math on how tricky waiting while skating can be!