# Round the Clock Waffles

Here's your nightly math! Just 5 quick minutes of number fun for kids and parents at home. Read a cool fun fact, followed by math riddles at different levels so everyone can jump in. Your kids will love you for it.

# Round the Clock Waffles

August 20, 2019

One of the best parts of a road trip is trying the food in each crazy new place, and Georgia has all kinds of goodies. As the Peach State they obviously grow peaches, but they also grow more pecans than any other state. And both of those make tasty toppings for another treat: the waffle. Waffle House is a restaurant with locations in exactly half our country’s states, but it started in Georgia. There are 2,100 Waffle Houses today, and 439 of them are in Georgia! They say they sell 2% of all the eggs in America, or 1 out of every 50. Since they cook the food so quickly, and serve it 24 hours per day, that just might be true.

Wee ones: What shape is the waffle in that picture? And what shape are the holes in it?

Little kids: If you cut a skinny strip of 5 waffle squares, and squirt syrup in every other square starting with the 1st, how many squares get syrup? Bonus: If your waffle has 3 rows of 3 squares each, how many squares does it have?

Big kids: If a waffle has 6 rows of 6 squares each, how many squares are along the edges, and how many aren’t? Bonus: If 1 egg makes batter for 2 waffles, and your first 30 customers each want 3 waffles plus a fried egg, how many eggs do you need to make the meals?

The sky’s the limit: If 439 of the 2,100 Waffle Houses are in Georgia, does the state have more than 1/4 of all Waffle Houses? Can you get the answer with a shortcut?