# History

## Egg Hunt

April 4th, 2021

We’ve included an extra math problem about Easter, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about the day. Read on to find out about the history of the Easter egg, and do the math on how quickly the candy can really add up!

## No Foolin’

April 1st, 2021

Today is April Fools’ Day, the day we play pranks on people, like freezing the milk in their cereal, to make them look like fools. Click through to do the April Fools’ Day math…and maybe get a few ideas for tricks!

## The Story of Passover, Rube Goldberg-Style

March 27th, 2021

How do you tell the story of Passover with a Rube Goldberg machine? Read on to find out, and do the math in this crazy telling of Passover!

## Real-Life Treasure Hunt

March 26th, 2021

You never know what’s buried in your backyard, and for one California couple, their yard held real treasure. When they saw a can sticking out of the ground, they dug it out and ended up finding eight cans filled with 1,427 gold coins!

## A Day for Wishes and Tricks

March 17th, 2021

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, that Irish holiday when we wear green clothes, eat green food, and maybe score some “luck of the Irish” for ourselves. There are leprechauns, those funny elf-like fellows from Irish fairy tales who are only as tall as kids, but have big magical powers. Supposedly they keep all their coins in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, which would be a great thing to find. It’s even better to find the leprechaun himself, because if you capture him he’ll grant you 3 wishes. Another Irish symbol is the shamrock, or 3-leaf clover, because long ago people in Ireland believed that carrying a clover kept you safe from evil spirits. It’s still a sign of good luck today, and 4-leaf clovers are even better luck. Who knows, maybe today you’ll find a leprechaun or a clover – or at the least, you’ll get to eat a green pretzel.

## The Wheel Deal

March 14th, 2021

Learn how doing math with Pi can be just as much fun as eating pie!

## On the Other Hand…

March 2nd, 2021

Most people are right-handed, which means they use their right hand to write and generally feel stronger using their right side.  However, there are people out there who are left-handed, which means that they write with their left hand, and probably pour drinks, brush their hair, and do lots of other things lefty.  In the old days, everyone thought left-handed people were a threat to society.  But don’t worry, now that we have Google to look up all this stuff, we know that being lefty isn’t bad at all.  In fact, it might mean you’re better at certain things, like music and math.  You will, however, have to get a different-shaped glove to play catch.

## What You’re REALLY Wearing

February 26th, 2021

Have you ever really looked at your clothes up close? If you did, you may have seen that they’re made up of lots of smaller threads weaved or knitted together. The patterns in weaving and knitting require a lot of math! Read on to get up “clothes” and personal with the math and numbers in your shirts.

## City of Surprises

February 20th, 2021

What do Accident, Maryland and Surprise, Arizona have in common?? They are both cities! How about where you live? Do the math to find out!

## Furry Friend from Down Under

January 26th, 2021

It’s Australia Day, which is a great time to talk about all the neat animals that live down there. One of the many unique ones is the wombat. Read on to learn more about this cute critter, and scurry your way through the math in these furry friends.

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