holidays

The Best Day for Bubble Wrap
January 30th, 2023

Did you ever get some bubble wrap and just couldn’t stop popping the little bubbles? Well, it turns out there’s a day where we show our appreciation for this packing-material-turned-toy. Read on for more about Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, and get popping with the math!

If You Want to Throw a Fruitcake…
January 7th, 2023

We’re always told not to play with our food, and especially not to throw it. But what if there was a national day that celebrated throwing fruitcake? Well there is! Read on for more about this crazy tradition, and do the math to see how far fruitcake can fly.

When You Stay Up Late…
December 31st, 2022

You might stay up extra late on New Year’s Eve to celebrate it turning the next year. But if you do, you’re usually extra tired the next day, which causes lots of yawning. Read on to do the math on how yawns stack up when they go from one person to another – and even to your dog!

12 Days of Presents
December 25th, 2022

(Note: As we do on special holidays, in honor of today we’re providing a second extra math problem about Christmas, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about it. Enjoy!) In the Christmas song “Twelve Days of Christmas,” the person gets a new set of gifts every day. And when you think about it, those gifts can add up! Read on to do the math on the birds, rings, and costs of this favorite Christmas song.

Lots of Love and Latkes
December 18th, 2022

(Note: Today we’ve included a second extra math problem about Hanukkah, for those who celebrate the holiday or would like to learn more about it. Enjoy!) Today starts the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, and there are a lot of numbers that go along with it, especially when it comes to the food! Read on to chow down on the history and math of Hanukkah.

A New Job for Your “Chopper”
November 24th, 2022

Drones don’t have to be used just for flying. Read on to see how they can help make Thanksgiving dinner, and fly through the messy math of cooking with a drone!

Let Freedom Ring – and Loudly
July 4th, 2022

One of the most famous symbols of Independence Day is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And you might be shocked to find out that this bell isn’t a big deal for nothing – it’s a big bell! Read on to get the un-bell-ievable numbers behind this symbol of freedom.

What Do Marshmallows, Batteries, and Glue Have in Common?
June 11th, 2022

You’d never think that marshmallows, batteries and glue have anything in common, but they do! Read on to find out what it is – and do the math in their mysterious connection.

Don’t Set the Food on Fire
May 30th, 2022

Grilling food isn’t an easy job, especially when you’re having a cookout for all your friends. Read on to see how much math goes into not setting the food on fire and cooking the perfect burger!

National Chocolate Chip Day
May 15th, 2022

There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.

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