‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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Backwards-Brain Bike

May 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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Riding a bike can be easy once you do it for a while. But it took one man 8 months to figure out how to ride a bike, even though he already knew how! Read on to find out what was so special about this bike – and pedal your way through the bicycle math.

Drive Your Own Lego Car

May 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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What’s the coolest car in town? We’d have to say it’s this life-sized car made out of Lego pieces. Read on to zoom through the math in this awesome Lego creation!

Donut in Outer Space

May 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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What could be better than a glazed donut with sprinkles? A flying glazed donut with sprinkles, of course! Read on to see how one donut soars above the rest – and do the delicious donut math.

The Banged-Up Car Wins the Race

May 1, 2017 4:00 pm

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People will try all kinds of things to get more miles out of each tank of gas. Read on to see how the guys at Mysthbusters did the math and found out the latest, craziest way to get your car to go the extra mile!

The House That Could Fly

April 25, 2017 4:00 pm

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These old vehicles take transforming to a whole new level! Read on to do the math on how old airplanes, boats, and trains have transformed into cool homes.

A Message for an Astronaut Dad

April 22, 2017 4:00 pm

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How do you send a message to space from Earth? Read on the find out – and see how one car company did the math to make it happen!

You’ll Never Believe What Money Can Buy

April 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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What’s the wackiest thing you can think of to buy? Read on to find out some pretty crazy things you can bid on, and see how they add up!

Bouncing off the Walls

March 28, 2017 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!

Bus-ting Out

March 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s amazing what you can do with paint. People who paint pictures that look really real can create a whole new kind of magic. These crazy buses are a great example of that. In the top picture, the back of a bus is painted to look like it has a battery compartment. In the second, someone painted around the wheels to make them look like two eyes. And in the third, the stretchy part of the bus looks like the bendy part of a toothbrush. Buses are a good 40-50 feet long, though, so these eyes and batteries and brushes are way, way bigger than real ones. How much bigger are they?

Mush!

March 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is the most famous dog-sledding event, and is often called “The Last Great Race.” Just why is it called this? Read on to run through the numbers in this race, and find out what makes it so great!