On this very day 45 years ago, men walked on the moon for the first time. Even though they walked around for only 2 1/2 hours after 4 days of flying, they left their mark (and footprints!). For more moon math, click “Read More.”
Ice cream is delicious no matter how you eat it. But is it more delicious if you eat it out of a J-shaped cone? Read on to find out about the latest ice cream craze – and chill out with some tasty frozen-dessert math!
You can make anything into a sport – including egg throwing! Read on to see how a tradition in England that is hundreds of years old is still egg-citing to this day – and do the math on this eggs-ceptional sport.
The U.S. celebrates its stripey, starry flag on June 14 every year. But this flag hasn’t always been the same. Read on to see how it’s changed, and try the math the flag-makers have done throughout the years!
Memorial Day is the holiday where Americans celebrate all the soldiers who have protected our country. And since it is always the last Monday in May, it’s not always on the same date. Read on to do the math on this moving holiday!
We’re fans of playing with our food, especially when it’s colorful! Read on to do the mix-and-matching math of purple carrots, yellow tomatoes, and white squash.
How do you tell the story of Passover with a Rube Goldberg machine? Read on to find out, and do the math in this crazy telling of Passover!
Buffalo, those big furry animals also called bison, are the biggest animals in North America. They’re up to 11 feet long, weigh up to 2,000 pounds, and can jump pretty high, too! Click “Read More” to do some big buffalo math.
We know the wheel was invented by a bunch of cavemen thousands of years ago, but that wasn’t the end of it. It took centuries for people to see all the objects that could work – or work better – with wheels attached, resulting in all the cars, trucks, pulleys, and all our other machinery that uses spinny round things. Roller skates just showed up in the last couple of centuries: one version came out in 1760 but folks didn’t take to it, probably because they kept falling down. Then on this day in 1869, apparently Isaac Hodgson filed a patent for his roller skate, and the rest is history. Now we have sports played entirely on skates, like roller hockey, speed skating and roller derby. All of these go faster on wheels, but are a lot harder than playing on your regular old feet.
Today is April Fools’ Day, the day we play pranks on people, like freezing the milk in their cereal, to make them look like fools. Click “Read More” to do the April Fools’ Day math…and maybe get a few ideas for tricks!