‘Sports’

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Bouncing off the Walls

March 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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Making a basketball shot is hard, but how much harder when the hoop is on a rolling forklift? Read on to do the math and find out!

Jitterbug Jumprope

March 22, 2015 4:00 pm

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Can you jump up off your feet – and off your butt? Check out these fast-moving jumpropers and the math behind their tricks!

Flying Frisbee Stunt

March 19, 2015 4:00 pm

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Try catching a high-flying Frisbee…now try catching it by jumping off a zooming speedboat. Read on to do the math to see if you can make it!

Right Back at You

March 12, 2015 4:00 pm

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What can you do in the time it took the world record boomerang throw to fly through the air? Read on to do the math and find out!

Juggling Act

February 19, 2015 4:00 pm

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Could you, if you practiced, juggle 18 eggs without dropping any? Do the math here to find out!

10-Mile Walk to Work

February 4, 2015 4:00 pm

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There are people who love to work, and there are people who work hard at getting to work. For over a decade, a man outside Detroit Michigan has been walking 21 miles to his job and back every day. Read on to see how the miles that James Robertson walks each day add up!

Super Bowl Fat-Fest

February 1, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s the Super Bowl, America’s most important football game. Millions of people watch from home with family or friends, and it turns out they aren’t just watching the game: they’re eating a ton of food. One professor did the math to figure out just how much food everyone is eating during the big game. Read on to find out – and do the math for yourself!

Underwater Jungle Gym

January 17, 2015 4:00 pm

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Next time you walk through a park, imagine that it’s actually covered with water and you’re swimming over it. That’s what happens every year at a lake called Grüner See in Austria. Read on to see just how much rain it takes to make this actual water park – and do the math!

Bubbleball

January 11, 2015 4:00 pm

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Whenever there’s a new crazy sport, there’s bound to be new math in it, too. So we’re loving the game called Bubble Soccer. Read on to learn how to play this hilarious new sport – and do the math!

If You Want to Throw a Fruitcake…

January 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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Some people say they like fruitcake, but we wonder if they mean it. Fruitcake is a pile of dried fruit mashed together until it sticks in the shape of a cake. For people who really hate fruitcake, though, there’s now an even better thing they can do to it: throw it during the annual Great Fruitcake Toss, a contest to find out which kid can throw fruitcake the farthest. Read on to find out how fast and how far fruitcake can fly.