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The Craziest Invention

May 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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What do microwaves and potato chips have in common? Read on to find out – and celebrate National Inventors Month by doing the math!

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 15, 2016 4:00 pm

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There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.

Face-Off with a Mountain

May 11, 2016 4:00 pm

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We’re always fans of things that are giant-sized. So what’s not to love about a mountain with giant heads sculpted into it? And that’s exactly what Mount Rushmore is. Read on to find out more about these men in the mountain, and do the larger-than-life math!

Chargogga-what?

May 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you’ve wondered what place in America has the longest name, there’s a clear winner. With 44 letters (or more, depending on how you spell it), Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamogg wins. But it’s not the longest name of a place in the world! Read on to see what other town uses all the ink in your pen when making out a letter – and do the wordy math.

You Say Tomato, I Say To-mah-to

May 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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You may not think it, but a tomato is a mysterious plant. How do you say it’s name: to-may-to or to-mah-to? Is it a fruit or a vegetable? How did we figure out it wasn’t poisonous? Read on to find out…and do the to-math-o in tomatoes!

Festival of Freedom

April 22, 2016 3:59 pm

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From numbers of days and nights, to counting the 4 Questions, to the world’s largest matzo ball, there’s math galore in Passover. Read on to discover the numbers in Passover!

How to Get Hopping

April 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played hopscotch? If so, you know that it can get tricky. But did you know people have been playing hopscotch for over 1,000 years? Read on to find out more about this great game – and get hopping with the math!

Monkeys on the Playground

April 6, 2016 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played on the monkey bars at the playground? Did you know they were originally a math game? Read on to find out more about this jungle gym favorite, and monkey around with the math!

A Great Day to Be Square

April 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Usually “square” means you’re “not cool,” but in math, squares do very cool things. And it’s even more fun when you can play with the date to make cool square math problems! Read on to find out what squares do – and what dates get to be square.

A Dino Too Big for the Bed

March 30, 2016 4:00 pm

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There’s a new dinosaur in town, and it’s so huge it hardly fits in its house. Read on to do the math on just how big it is – and see how big of a house you’d need to keep this giant dino as a pet!