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Friday the 13th

November 13, 2015 4:00 pm


A lot of people think that Friday the 13th is unlucky. But is it? Read on to find out how common this “unlucky” date is – and add up the superstitious sums!

Spotlight on 11/11 11:11

November 11, 2015 4:00 pm


We are loving the geometry in the Anthem Veterans Memorial sculpture in Arizona. What makes this sculpture so mathematically special? Read on to find out – and see how math can meet nature to create memorable and honoring tributes.

How to Get a Bigger Brownie

November 6, 2015 4:00 pm


Cake tastes delicious no matter what shape it’s in. But we’re loving this cake-cutter made by Matthias Wandel that cuts the cake into hexagons. Read on to find out why this hexagon knife is so cool – and bite into the cake math!

Mega Massive Tooth

November 1, 2015 4:00 pm


When you go to the beach, it’s fun to search for seashells. But one guy recently found something bigger than that! Read on to find out what this surprise was – and sink your teeth into the math.

When Elephants Were Furry

October 28, 2015 4:00 pm


Woolly mammoths were long-ago cousins to the elephant – and they were definitely woolly! With hair as long as 3 feet, they were sure to keep warm in the cold winters. Read on to discover the hair-raising numbers behind this mammoth of a creature.

Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

October 27, 2015 4:00 pm


They say that you can’t eat 5 Saltine crackers in 1 minute without drinking any water. Is it true? Read on to see what the math says – and snack on some more fun facts about this scrumptious snack.

Pumpkin Face-Off

October 26, 2015 4:00 pm


What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Read on to find out the answer to this pumpkin math riddle, and learn more wacky number facts behind pumpkins!

What’s the Best Stuffed Animal?

October 20, 2015 4:00 pm


Ever wonder if your favorite stuffed animal is the same kind as other people’s? Even though the first stuffed animal was a bear, there are all types now – from dogs and dinosaurs to cows and crocodiles. Read on to do the math on stuffed animals, and celebrate World Statistics Day by counting up your plush pals!

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

October 16, 2015 4:00 pm


The saying “let the cat out of the bag” actually has to do with cats and pigs. And this cat-and-pig duo shows that there doesn’t have to be a bag involved for these two animals to be paired up. Read on to do the math on this cat (and pig!) nap – and find math and friendship in unlikely places!

The Truth about Toothpaste

October 2, 2015 4:00 pm


Ever wonder who thought up some ideas that we now do every day? Like brushing your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste, for example. It turned out to be a great idea, but who really thought of it? Read on to “brush” up on toothpaste math – you might be shocked at how far back it actually goes!