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Are Rockets Fast or Slow?
October 19th, 2021

Of course rockets are fast – or are they? Do they go as fast on the ground as they do in air? Or would you be able to beat a rocket in a race around your town? Read on to rocket through the math in space shuttles!

When Sheep and Trains Fly
October 2nd, 2021

When people don’t believe something, they say it will happen “when pigs fly!” Well, you just may see a few pigs flying at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this week. Read on to be lifted up, up, and away with the math in this hot air balloon festival!

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 – […]

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!

One Long Ride
September 4th, 2021

Nobody wants to go for the world’s longest car ride. But what about a ride in the longest car? Our friend Josephine B. asked us, what’s the biggest car in the world? Turns out it’s a 100-foot long limousine with 26 wheels! This car is so long it has to bend in the middle, otherwise […]

Honk If You Like My Pictures
September 3rd, 2021

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! Read on to get the dirt on his art, and do the math!

When Trucks Fly
August 29th, 2021

Trucks are big and heavy vehicles, so they can’t fly off ramps like bikes and skateboards can…right? That’s not what Gregg Godfrey thought when he attempted to set the record for the longest truck jump. Read on to find out if he was successful – and do the math in truck jumping stunts!

The Bike That Walks on Water
August 24th, 2021

Dirt bikes are fun, and so is surfing. Put them together and you’re bound to have tons of thrills! That’s exactly what one dirt biker did. Read on to find out just how he did this, and ride the wave of math in dirt bike surfing.

From Plane to Playground
August 17th, 2021

Playgrounds are really fun and planes are cool, so imagine putting them together to create an awesome play space! Read on to do the math in this playground-in-the-sky contraption.

Music to Your…Toes
August 1st, 2021

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? Read on to learn what the car company Volkswagen did to make stair-walking more fun, and see how the stairs and fun add up!

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