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Craziest Basketball Shot Ever
August 19th, 2021

Basketball is a fun sport to begin with. Now imagine adding crazy costumes, ramps, a slingshot, a swimming pool, and a truck to it to perform the craziest dunk ever. That’s exactly what one group of people did – all in one take! Read on to see how many times they had to try it to get it right – and do all the math in this talented trick.

Bouncing off the Walls
June 3rd, 2021

Making a basketball shot is hard, but how much harder when the hoop is on a rolling forklift? Read on to do the math and find out!

Dam Good Shot!
December 29th, 2020

Have you ever shot a basketball at a really tall hoop and made it in? It’s really exciting! Now imagine throwing a basketball at a hoop that’s hundreds of feet below you – and breaking a world record. Read on to do the math in this crazy basketball shot.

The Bounciest Mile
May 27th, 2020

It’s easier to do one thing at a time than two things. Sometimes grown-ups get carried away doing lots of things at once. It’s called multitasking, and it usually ends with them dropping their phone into a pot of tomato sauce (don’t ask). Well, fortunately some grown-ups CAN do two things at once – and […]

A Can’t-Miss Game
April 27th, 2020

Normally a basketball hoop is just a hoop stuck against a flat board. But this one looks a little different. Can you tell how? The backboard is curved! It curves inward, just like a spoon – that’s called concave. You can throw a basketball at any part of this crazy concave backboard, and it will bounce into […]

You Donut Wanna Miss Mass
August 18th, 2019

Massachusetts might be the trickiest state name to spell. But people here spell one treat the easier way: donut. Massachusetts is wild for Dunkin’ Donuts, or as locals call it, Dunkin’. There’s one store for every 6,500 people in the state. In the capital city of Boston, you’re never more than 1 1/2 miles from […]

Backwards Basketball
September 11th, 2015

If you could break any world record, what would it be? One basketball player decided to try to break the record for longest basketball shot…backwards! Read on to do the math on how far his shot went – and see if it added up to a new world record.

Beat the Clock, Win a Truck
November 12th, 2014

Basketball isn’t just about chucking the ball so it lands in the net. There’s a lot of excitement in how you throw the ball, and how far. And this was certainly true when Drake University student Alex Tillinghast had the chance to win a truck by making 4 different shots in 30 seconds. Did he make it? Read on to find out and do the math!

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