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The First Fast Driver
June 23rd, 2022

You see speed limit signs lots of places while driving: in neighborhoods, on highways, in front of schools. But we bet you’ve never seen a speed limit as slow as the one where the first person to get a speeding ticket was! Read on to find out just how low it was, and zip through the math in slow speed limits.

Cross-Country Choo-Choo
June 18th, 2022

Today we can travel across the country really fast by taking an airplane. But airplanes weren’t always around, which is why it was a big deal when the Transcontinental Railroad tracks were connected and people could get across the country more quickly than riding a horse or going around it by boat. Read on to take a trip with the math in this terrific train ride!

Flip-Flopping Flag
June 13th, 2022

Did you know the American flag hasn’t always looked like it does now? It’s gone through a lot of different designs, which involves a lot of math to make it look good! Read on to find out how many versions of the US flag there have been, and see how the stars and stripes add up.

Another Reason to Eat Ice Cream
June 7th, 2022

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a terrific holiday! But how was chocolate ice cream invented? Read on to see, and cool down with some delicious, chocolatey ice cream math.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!
June 4th, 2022

Back in the old days before mattresses were made with foam and Slinky-like springs, making your bed was a lot harder work than it is today. Read on to find out why – and spring to the math in beds!

A Day for Doughnuts
June 3rd, 2022

National Doughnut Day is one of our favorite holidays! But how did this yummy food that Americans eat billions of each year come to be? Read on to see how this sweet treat quickly became a favorite – and do the doughnut math.

The Dog That Chases More Than Its Tail
May 31st, 2022

Lots of dogs like to take naps during the day, but the border collie is a type of dog who loves to be working all day long. And with rounding up sheep, goats, and llamas, these hard-working dogs need to do the math! Read on to find out the numbers behind these energetic, active, adorable animals.

Face-Off with a Mountain
May 29th, 2022

We’re always fans of things that are giant-sized. So what’s not to love about a mountain with giant heads sculpted into it? And that’s exactly what Mount Rushmore is. Read on to find out more about these men in the mountain, and do the larger-than-life math!

National Chocolate Chip Day
May 15th, 2022

There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.

The Craziest Invention
May 14th, 2022

What do microwaves and potato chips have in common? Read on to find out – and celebrate National Inventors Month by doing the math!

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