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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.

A Day for Lucky Pennies
May 23rd, 2022

The saying goes “See a penny, pick it up, and all day you’ll have good luck!” But does it double the luck if you find it on National Lucky Penny Day? Read on to use your “cents” and do the math in lucky pennies.

It’s No Joke
April 1st, 2022

On April Fools’ Day, everyone’s out to play jokes on each other. And no matter the trick, doing the math right is sure to help you fool your friends. Read on for some crazy jokes and April Fools’ Day math!

A Day for Sweet Teeth
February 14th, 2022

On Valentine’s Day, people are giving and getting cards and boxes of chocolates. But just how many pounds of chocolate do we eat on this yummy holiday? Read on to find out, and see how sweet math can be!

National “Dress Up Your Pet” Day
January 14th, 2022

Today is National Dress up Your Pet Day in the U.S., in case you weren’t already doing that and needed a good reason. We have no idea how this holiday started, but we’re guessing it wasn’t the pets who asked for it. With so many different pets and clothing options, each pet can have his own unique style! Read on to mix and match the pet outfit math.

The Race to Start the New Year
December 31st, 2021

Tonight is New Year’s Eve, when people everywhere ring in the new year. But 2015 doesn’t begin at the same time for everyone! Read on to do the time zone math and see who gets to celebrate the new year first!

Miracle of Oil
November 28th, 2021

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Read on to find out more about this holiday that shines bright with candle and food math!

Spotlight on 11/11 11:11
November 11th, 2021

We are loving the geometry in the Anthem Veterans Memorial sculpture in Arizona. What makes this sculpture so mathematically special? Read on to find out – and see how math can meet nature to create memorable and honoring tributes.

Dinosaur Dogs
October 28th, 2021

Lots of kids dress up for Halloween. But people also spend a lot of time carefully planning out the costumes for their dogs, too! And pooches in New York City then get to strut their stuff in a Halloween Dog Parade. Read on to find out what some of the popular pup outfits were this year – and do the canine costume math.

Spotted on Halloween
October 27th, 2021

With Halloween just a few days away, lots of us have decorated our homes for the big day. And if you’re a little creeped out by all those giant spiders and webs on people’s bushes you can try glowsticks for something a little less yucky and a little more colorful. Read on to find out how to glow your way through Halloween – and get in the Halloween spirit with some math!

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