‘History’

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The First Fast Driver

June 23, 2016 4:00 pm

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You see speed limit signs lots of places while driving: in neighborhoods, on highways, in front of schools. But we bet you’ve never seen a speed limit as slow as the one where the first person to get a speeding ticket was! Read on to find out just how low it was, and zip through the math in slow speed limits.

Try Not to Lose Your Marbles

June 20, 2016 4:00 pm

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Marbles are those pretty glass balls that roll all over the place, including under your couch! But did you know there are games people play with marbles? Read on to find out the interesting story behind the game of marbles, and roll through the marble-y math.

The Dog That Chases More Than Its Tail

June 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs like to take naps during the day, but the border collie is a type of dog who loves to be working all day long. And with rounding up sheep, goats, and llamas, these hard-working dogs need to do the math! Read on to find out the numbers behind these energetic, active, adorable animals.

Cross-Country Choo-Choo

June 17, 2016 4:00 pm

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Today we can travel across the country really fast by taking an airplane. But airplanes weren’t always around, which is why it was a big deal when the Transcontinental Railroad tracks were connected and people could get across the country more quickly than riding a horse or going around it by boat. Read on to take a trip with the math in this terrific train ride!

Stacking Those Stars

June 14, 2016 4:00 pm

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The American flag didn’t always look the way it does now. The number of stars and stripes have changed as the country has changed. Read on to do the starry, stripey math on the star-spangled banner.

Wall-to-Wall Wows

June 8, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Scout B. asked us, how long is the Great Wall of China? Read on to find out the answer, and build your way up to the Great Wall math!

Another Reason to Eat Ice Cream

June 7, 2016 4:00 pm

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National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a terrific holiday! But how was chocolate ice cream invented? Read on to see, and cool down with some delicious, chocolatey ice cream math.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

June 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Back in the old days before mattresses were made with foam and Slinky-like springs, making your bed was a lot harder work than it is today. Read on to find out why – and spring to the math in beds!

A Day for Doughnuts

June 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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National Doughnut Day is one of our favorite holidays! But how did this yummy food that Americans eat billions of each year come to be? Read on to see how this sweet treat quickly became a favorite – and do the doughnut math.

Heads or Tails?

June 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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To decide things, lots of times we flip a coin. There’s even a Flip a Coin Day that celebrates this! Read on to see how long this decision-making method has been around – and flip over the math in coin flipping.