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How to Make a River Green
March 17th, 2018

On St. Patrick’s Day, people like to make all kinds of things green. One of our favorite ways to celebrate happens in Chicago. Read on to find out about the celebration that’s bound to make you green with envy – and do the St. Patrick’s Day math!

Some Salt with Those Fireworks?
July 4th, 2017

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!

Candy That Counts
February 14th, 2017

Around Valentine’s Day, there’s candy everywhere – especially those sugary, colorful hearts with cute messages on them. And when you think about how long they’ve been made for and how many are made each year, the candy count begins to add up! Read on to get sweet with the math in this fun holiday favorite.

Year of the Rooster
January 28th, 2017

Chinese New Year is a fun, days-long celebration of new beginnings. With 12 different animals for years to cycle through, there’s a lot of math that goes along with it! Read on to cock-a-doodle-doo the math in the Year of the Rooster this year, and learn more about this neat celebration.

Party around the World
December 31st, 2015

The fun part about New Year’s Eve is that different places on Earth reach midnight at different times. So you could be in the new year while your friend in the time zone behind you is waiting to ring it in. Read on to celebrate the new year by timing out the math in New Year’s Eve!

A Very Thirsty Turkey
November 26th, 2015

Thanksgiving is that holiday when we show our thankfulness for many things, including food. There are usually lots and lots of different foods on the table for Thanksgiving. But do you know what ingredient they all have in common? Read on to find out – and eat up the Thanksgiving dinner math!

A Toe-tally New Way to Celebrate
August 7th, 2015

We’ve seen that their are holidays for all sorts of things. From ice cream to onion rings, we’re always looking for a reason to celebrate. And there are all kinds of ways to celebrate, too. One woman celebrates in a toe-tally different way. Read on to find out how – and do the math!

Totally Stuffed
November 27th, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving, the day when Americans celebrate everything we’re grateful for by eating more food in one meal than we normally eat in 2 days. With all that turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and mountains of other yummy foods on the table, it’s hard to stop eating, especially for Joey Chestnut, who just won a turkey-eating contest.

Daze of Summer
September 1st, 2014

In America it’s Labor Day, when we celebrate American workers. Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September, and could be any of the first 7 days of the month – which makes for some pretty mobile math. Click “Read More” to do the Labor Day math!

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