Soccer balls are fun to kick around and do cool tricks with. There’s lots of math in soccer balls, too, like the different shapes on them. It’s one sphere that’s full of surprises.
Can you run faster than a horse? Not if the horse is running its fastest. But you might be able to run fast for longer than a horse. And in one race, you have the chance to try it. Click “Read More” to find out about the Man vs. Horse race, and run the numbers!
If you love a good contest and a chance to win a prize, you might be excited about a new one at Guinness World Records. As of this year they’ve been tracking records for 60 years, and so they’re celebrating their own birthday with a competition. Click “Read More” to find out about it – and see how much math is involved in breaking world records!
Acrobats do amazing things. They stand on each other’s shoulders, flip upside down in the air, and somehow jump to the ground without breaking their necks. One performance at the Chinese Youth Olympics had all that – and more! Click “Read More” to find out about it, and cartwheel your way through the math.
One vegetable that isn’t so well-loved is the Brussels sprout. It’s a small, round, green veggie that tastes bitter to some folks, so it’s not so popular. That may be why one brave man chose it for a very muddy stunt. Click “Read More” to find out what this stunt was – and do the veggie math!
If you’ve ever rollerskated or rollerbladed, you know how much fun it is to have wheels strapped to your feet – it’s like turning each one into a car. But what if you skated under cars? Click “Read More” to see how this one boy does it and skate through the math!
If there’s one time you get to see super-strong, super-fast people do amazing stunts, it’s on “American Ninja Warrior.” Athletes have to do all kinds of stunts to get through crazy obstacle courses like climbing tilted ladders and run across tipping mats. Click “Read More” to see the math needed to get through the obstacles!
We are a week into the World Cup, the giant competition where countries send their best soccer players (or football, as most countries call it) to try to win the top prize. The countries are clumped into groups of 4, usually from 4 different continents, and each team plays the other 3; the 2 winningest teams from each group go on to the round of 16. With all these matches going on, the goals really start to add up. Click “Read More” to do the World Cup math!
If you want to get exercise inside on a rainy day, do we have an awesome game for you. It’s typically called Chinese Jump Rope, and you can play it with 2 friends or by yourself. Click “Read More” to find out how to play this fun game and see how much math is involved in jump rope!