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City of Surprises

February 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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What do Accident, Maryland and Surprise, Arizona have in common?? They are both cities! How about where you live? Do the math to find out!

Candy That Counts

February 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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Around Valentine’s Day, there’s candy everywhere – especially those sugary, colorful hearts with cute messages on them. And when you think about how long they’ve been made for and how many are made each year, the candy count begins to add up! Read on to get sweet with the math in this fun holiday favorite.

Starting a Town by Accident

February 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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Did you know that a town can be formed by accident?! A little history and math are tied up together in today’s problem!

Year of the Rooster

January 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Chinese New Year is a fun, days-long celebration of new beginnings. With 12 different animals for years to cycle through, there’s a lot of math that goes along with it! Read on to cock-a-doodle-doo the math in the Year of the Rooster this year, and learn more about this neat celebration.

Furry Friend from Down Under

January 26, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s Australia Day, which is a great time to talk about all the neat animals that live down there. One of the many unique ones is the wombat. Read on to learn more about this cute critter, and scurry your way through the math in these furry friends.

Happy Birthday, Opportunity!

January 25, 2017 4:00 pm

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As far as we know, there are no Martians living on Mars. But we do have a friend there who calls us. Read on to find out more about Opportunity, the Mars rover that landed on the foreign planet on this day in 2003 – and do the math in space travel!

Words That Make You Cross-eyed

December 28, 2016 4:00 pm

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We like to build with Legos, blocks, bricks and stones, but you can also build with words! Crossword puzzles do just that. And, believe it or not, there’s a lot of math in building with words. Read on to see!

Hot Cocoa, or Hot Chocolate?

December 24, 2016 4:00 pm

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Do you call it hot cocoa or hot chocolate? Is it the same thing? Read on to find out – and warm up to the math in this tasty winter drink!

Lots of Love and Latkes

December 24, 2016 3:59 pm

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(Note: Today we’ve included a second extra math problem about Hanukkah, for those who celebrate the holiday or would like to learn more about it. Enjoy!) Today starts the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, and there are a lot of numbers that go along with it, especially when it comes to the food! Read on to chow down on the history and math of Hanukkah.

“Wrong Way” Corrigan

December 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Sometimes people make a wrong turn while driving. But imagine taking a wrong turn while flying a plane! Read on to fly through the math on one pilot who took a very wrong turn, which earned him the nickname “Wrong Way” Corrigan.