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Eye-Popping Puzzling Paper-Play
September 29th, 2021

We’re loving the site Papermatrix, where super-talented people show us how to weave strips of colored paper into wild-patterned boxes, balls, and other shapes. And these cool crafts have a ton of math in them. Read on to get crafty with the math!

Play That Carrot!
September 28th, 2021

If you don’t love every vegetable out there, this guy might change your mind. Junji Koyama’s figured out how to turn veggies into musical instruments! Read on to veg out with the musical, munchable math.

Crazy Circle
September 27th, 2021

An optical illusion is a picture that looks different from what is really happening on paper. Pictures where straight lines look bent, or where totally still shapes look like they’re moving, are playing tricks on you. There are lots of optical illusions, but this circle illusion is one of our favorites. Read on to see why – and roll with the math in optical illusions!

Switching It Up
September 26th, 2021

What can you buy with $1? How about an 848-foot-tall rock? That’s what one man did back in 1915. Then he decided to put zig-zaggy paths up it, so people could climb it. Read on to do the math on how the climbing and hiking really add up when you’re zig-zagging your way up a giant rock.

Toying With a World Record
September 25th, 2021

Toy cars are tiny, but this one took over a whole road! That’s because the 3-inch car was setting a world record for the longest toy car track. About 50 kids came together to build the bright orange track. The track was made up of 1,400 bendy plastic pieces that stretched for 2,187 feet – […]

How Far Can You Reach?
September 24th, 2021

Have you ever held hands in a long line? How far did you all stretch? Our fan Lily J. asked, if everyone in the U.S. held hands, how long would that line be? We can use a very cool body math fact to figure this out: your arms stretch across about the same distance as […]

Crayon Parade
September 23rd, 2021

We’re loving this map of Crayola crayon colors, showing how Crayola has added more and more shades over the years. Back when the company started, there were just 8 crayon shades. Since then, the number of colors has grown a lot, making the coloring (and math!) more fun.

Dog Train
September 22nd, 2021

Lots of dogs love car rides, where they can stick their heads out the window and feel the breeze in their faces. But what about train rides? One man decided to make a special train for stray dogs near his home, and he gives them rides every week! Read on to do the math and see how this train has gone to the dogs!

Alligators, Windmills, and One Small Ball
September 21st, 2021

Mini golf is a crazy version of golf with wacky obstacles – like spinning windmills, twisty bridges, and alligators (not real, of course!) that open and close their mouths – which you have to try to hit your ball through, over, and around to make it in the hole. And today is Miniature Golf Day, so read on to celebrate it with some hole-in-one math!

Solar Flower Power
September 20th, 2021

Why are these flowers that look like they came out of a Dr. Seuss book so cool? Read on to find out – and shine bright with some solar-powered math!

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