inventions

Press Here for the Answer
July 3rd, 2022

How did people add numbers quickly before the calculator was around? Read on to learn about a cool invention made in the 1600s by a man named Blaise Pascal – and see how it added up!

The Craziest Invention
May 14th, 2022

What do microwaves and potato chips have in common? Read on to find out – and celebrate National Inventors Month by doing the math!

Lego Set-ting the Bar
March 26th, 2022

If you love Lego, you’ve probably built some of their sets by following their instructions – but maybe you’ve also used the pieces to invent your own crazy cars, castles, and moving animals. Someone else might want to build your idea, too. So Lego has a webpage where anyone like you can share what new sets they think Lego should sell. And as more people send in their creations, the Lego fun begins to really add up!

Carpool, or Pool Car?
November 4th, 2021

Pools and bathtubs give us a great place to play and to relax. But have you ever gone swimming in one while it’s rolling down the road? Read on to learn about two Canadian guys who looked to break the world record doing just that – and make a splash with some carpool math!

When Your Fridge Spits Candy
November 3rd, 2021

If you live in America, you may come home today from trick-or-treating with a huge pile of candy, or have leftovers from the candy you give kids who visit you. Where are you going to put it all? One candy-loving guy has the answer. Read on to find out his clever solution, and crunch on the candy math!

Lego That Melts in Your Mouth
August 25th, 2021

Whoever said you shouldn’t play with your food obviously never saw these Lego-shaped molds for chocolate. Read on to see how the numbers stack up with this delicious invention!

The Bike That Walks on Water
August 24th, 2021

Dirt bikes are fun, and so is surfing. Put them together and you’re bound to have tons of thrills! That’s exactly what one dirt biker did. Read on to find out just how he did this, and ride the wave of math in dirt bike surfing.

Music to Your…Toes
August 1st, 2021

It’s so tempting when you feel tired and lazy to take the elevator or escalator instead of walking up the stairs. But what if we made walking up the stairs more fun — would more people do it? Read on to learn what the car company Volkswagen did to make stair-walking more fun, and see how the stairs and fun add up!

Quick, Hand Me a Water Balloon!
July 22nd, 2021

A great way to cool off in the summer is to have a water balloon fight, but it always takes so long to fill the balloons, and then you use them up so quickly! Well, one dad found a way to solve that. Read on to find out how, and cool down with some water balloon math.

When Ice Cream Has You Hooked
July 7th, 2021

Ice cream is delicious no matter how you eat it. But is it more delicious if you eat it out of a J-shaped cone? Read on to find out about the latest ice cream craze – and chill out with some tasty frozen-dessert math!

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