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Talk Like a Pirate!

September 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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Ahoy – it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! You may think pirates were all about attacking ships and taking treasure. But they had to do a lot of math to make sure they were going in the right direction. Read on to sail the high seas with the math, mateys!

Trip to the Sun

September 13, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Dillon M. asked us, how do we measure the distance from the Earth to the Sun? Read on to find out the answer to this great question, and do the out-of-this-world math!

Best Suited for Guinea Pigs

September 12, 2016 4:00 pm

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Why does a guinea pig need a suit of armor? You never know! So read on, and suit up with the math in pet armor.

A McNugget That Made History

September 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Chicken McNuggets aren’t anything fancy. So why did one in particular sell for over $8,000? Read on to find out, and do a (Mc)nugget of math!

Ice Cream on Wheels

September 6, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Lisa B. asked us, how many ice cream bars and popsicles does a truck sell in a day? It all depends on where the truck goes, but the numbers can really add up! Read on to cool down with the math in ice cream trucks.

No Horsing Around on the Stairs!

September 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder why there are poles in firehouses? Turns out it’s because of horses, and not just for the firefighters to have fun sliding down. Read on to horse around with some firehouse math!

Whipped Cream Gone Wild

August 30, 2016 4:00 pm

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Desserts are yummy, but many are even yummier with whipped cream on top. And you may not think it, but there’s a lot of math that goes into making the perfect whipped cream! Read on to whip up the numbers in this delicious dessert topping.

The Tree You Can’t Hug

August 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever hugged a tree all the way around, we bet it was not a sequoia. Sequoias are huge trees! So naturally there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to discover the numbers in these towering trees.

Dashing Down the Street

August 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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You know those white and yellow lines painted down the middle of the roads? How long do you think they are? Read on to find out the answer – and be shocked by the “street math!”

A Song Every Minute

August 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elijah B. asked us, how many songs are there in the world? When you think about how long music has been around, the songs really begin to stack up. Read on for the answer, and to tune into the math in music!