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Backwards-Brain Bike
May 25th, 2021

Riding a bike can be easy once you do it for a while. But it took one man 8 months to figure out how to ride a bike, even though he already knew how! Read on to find out what was so special about this bike – and pedal your way through the bicycle math.

Don’t Bite the Robot That Feeds You
May 20th, 2021

Running the 26 miles in a marathon is hard. But Tomatan the robot is trying to make it a little easier. Read on to toss around the numbers behind this tomato-tossing robot!

The House That Could Fly
April 28th, 2021

These old vehicles take transforming to a whole new level! Click through to do the math on how old airplanes, boats, and trains have transformed into cool homes.

The Tastiest “Type” of Waffles
January 8th, 2021

Waffles are yummy no matter what shape they come in. But it must be a lot of fun to eat keyboard-shaped waffles – especially when there are so many square holes to catch the syrup! Read on to eat up the math in this funky invention.

If Your Car Had Arms and Legs
October 9th, 2020

We have lots of robots in our lives, but we bet there are few as cool as this real-life Transformer car! Read on to see how it works, and discover the math in these mutating cars.

Press Here for the Answer
July 3rd, 2020

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!

Build Your Own Big Bad Bed!
September 20th, 2019

When is a kid bed more than a kid bed? When a dad builds one with a slide, hidden bookcase-door, top-secret room, ball ramp, and pulley system out of Ikea furniture! Read on to see how the hours of fun add up with this awesome bed.

You Donut Wanna Miss Mass
August 18th, 2019

Massachusetts might be the trickiest state name to spell. But people here spell one treat the easier way: donut. Massachusetts is wild for Dunkin’ Donuts, or as locals call it, Dunkin’. There’s one store for every 6,500 people in the state. In the capital city of Boston, you’re never more than 1 1/2 miles from […]

The State You Can’t Miss
July 28th, 2019

If you like to play hide ‘n’ seek, you already know this state’s name. That’s because we count out “One Mississippi, two Mississippi…” to give our friends enough time to hide. It’s a long name, and an even longer river. The Mississippi River makes up the squiggly western border of the state (the left side […]

A Birthday For a “New” State
July 26th, 2019

On this day in 1788, New York became the 11th state in the United States. New York is famous mostly because of New York City, which has more people than any other U.S. city. It was even the nation’s capital from 1785 to 1790. In fact, in 1789 George Washington was inaugurated president right on Wall Street. […]

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