‘Vehicles and Transportation’
It’s Columbus Day, when America celebrates Christopher Columbus’ famous 1492 trip across the Atlantic Ocean and discovery of America. Actually, he was looking for what they called the East Indies back then. And he didn’t exactly do the math right, luckily for us!
When we’re in a hurry, we hate having to stop and wait for a red light, or for that sign with the little red man. People in a rush sometimes just ignore that guy and try to run across before cars drive through, which is dangerous. So some people in Lisbon, Portugal wondered if pedestrians (people on foot) would stop if the little red man moved around and made waiting fun.
It isn’t every day that a major city gets a new bridge, but that’s what’s happening in the New York City area these days. Click “Read More” to find out what bridge is getting a new version of itself – and do the bridge math!
As the school year winds up, a lot of kids get to ride the bus to school, which can give your day a fun start. But how about riding that bus home and staying in it because it’s actually your home? Click “Read More” to see how Hank Butitta did just that – and do the bus math!
Have you ever walked by a really grimy car and run your finger through the grime to write your name? Well, artist Ben Long makes whole pictures this way! Click “Read More” to get the dirt on his art, and do the math!
Have you ever driven through a long tunnel? Is that the coolest thing or what? It’s even cooler how tunnels are made. Click “Read More” to dig up the dirt on tunnel-making, and tunnel through some fun math!
When people want to collect money for a good cause, like inventing new medicines, there are lots of ways to do it, and the ALS Foundation has a really fun one: the Ice Bucket Challenge. And some people decide to go really big when they do it. Click “Read More” to find out how big one Illinois family went and chill out with some math!
Pools and bathtubs give us a great place to play and to relax. But have you ever gone swimming in one while it’s rolling down the road? Click “Read More” to learn about two Canadian guys who plan on breaking the world record doing just that. And make a splash with some carpool math!
Of all the highways you might have driven on, the most exciting ones in America might be the interstate highways. And these highways are numbered a special way so we can always know where we are. Click “Read More” to find out the highway secret and do some driving math!
It’s so tempting when you feel tired and lazy to take the elevator or escalator instead of walking up the stairs. But what if we made walking up the stairs more fun — would more people do it? Click “Read More” to learn what the car company Volkswagen did to make stair-walking more fun, and see how the stairs and fun add up!