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The Building That Won’t Fall Over

February 10, 2016 4:00 pm

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Houses and other buildings usually stand up straight towards the sky. But there’s one famous building that’s been leaning over, looking like it’s going to fall any day…for hundreds of years! Read on do to the math on this incredible, slanted building.

Ice Cream for Breakfast

February 6, 2016 4:00 pm

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There’s a holiday for everything, and today is no exception. Read on to find out what strange, yummy holiday we’re celebrating today – and pile on the scoops of delicious math fun!

Getting in Line with Mars and Jupiter

February 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Even though all the planets in the sky are millions of miles away from each other, you can still see them sometimes. And a really special thing is happening with 5 of the planets this week. Read on to find out what it is – and do some math that’s out of this world!

Going for a Dip – in Chocolate

January 30, 2016 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love your favorite snack, it probably tastes even better dipped in some warm and gooey cheese or chocolate. That’s what you do when you eat “fondue.” Read on to eat up the fun math in “fun-due!”

Monster Milkshakes

January 21, 2016 4:00 pm

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Sometimes when you want dessert, you just can’t decide what to eat. Well, with these milkshakes from Black Tap, you can have your cake and eat it on your milkshake, too! Read on to eat up the math behind monster milkshakes.

Bigger Stocking, Bigger Gifts

December 25, 2015 3:59 pm

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On Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus here on Earth by giving gifts, and by waiting for Santa Claus to show up and fill their stockings with even more presents. But why stockings? Read on to find out, and do the math on the world’s largest Christmas stocking!

From Whale Fat to Wax

December 23, 2015 4:00 pm

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Candles are used to light up and celebrate all kinds of special times, like birthdays. But they can also be useful for when the power goes out, and to tell time! Read on to get fired up about the math in these anything-but-ordinary tools.

When Phones Really Clicked

December 20, 2015 4:00 pm

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When you make a phone call these days, you don’t even have to remember anyone’s number. But it wasn’t always like that – you used to really have to work for that call with a rotary phone! Read on to find out more about these old-time phones, and dial up the fun rotary-phone math!

Miracle of Oil

December 6, 2015 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!

Another Angle on Numbers

December 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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You probably know what the numbers we use look like, but do you know why they look like that? Read on to discover this little-known secret, and take a different angle on the math in numbers!