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Some Salt with Those Fireworks?
July 4th, 2021

Tonight people across the U.S. will celebrate America’s Independence Day with one of the most magical kinds of shows: fireworks. What’s even more surprising is what makes fireworks work. Read on to see how the “oohs’ and “aahs” add up – and do the firework math!

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 24th, 2021

Every day, grown-ups go their jobs and work hard. Today they can bring along a furry friend to help out, though. Read on to lick up the math behind Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Egg Hunt
April 4th, 2021

We’ve included an extra math problem about Easter, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about the day. Read on to find out about the history of the Easter egg, and do the math on how quickly the candy can really add up!

Groovin’ with the Groundhogs
February 2nd, 2021

Groundhog Day is when groundhogs pop their heads out of their holes and try to tell the future about the weather by looking for their shadows. And with 6 more weeks of winter weather on the line, you can bet these furry friends know how to do the math! Read on to do the Groundhog Day math for yourself.

The Best Day for Bubble Wrap
January 27th, 2021

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 2nd, 2021

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, 2020

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, 2020

(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 10th, 2020

(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 26th, 2020

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!

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