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Words That Make You Cross-eyed
December 28th, 2020

We like to build with Legos, blocks, bricks and stones, but you can also build with words! Crossword puzzles do just that. And, believe it or not, there’s a lot of math in building with words. Read on to see!

Tricky Triangles
May 21st, 2020

Solve some shape-based puzzles with this tricky tangram story!

Last Piece of the Puzzle
February 24th, 2020

Jigsaw puzzles can be easy or challenging. But there’s no doubt about it that there’s a ton of math in them – especially the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle! Read on to piece together the puzzle math.

Because Robots Love Toys, Too
December 27th, 2019

The Rubik’s cube is a fun puzzle that people have been solving for decades. So why not let robots have some fun with it, too? Read to see how fast a robot can solve this famous puzzle, and unscramble the layers of math in this Rubik’s-cubing robot!

Time to Bake Cookies
December 18th, 2019

It’s National Bake Cookies Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some math-y cookies made by computer science professor Francesco De Comite! Read on to eat up the math in these puzzle-like cookies – and put your math where your mouth is.

A Toy for Your Fingers or Feet
August 18th, 2015

Solving the Rubik’s cube can be a fun challenge. And it gets even trickier as you race the clock or try to do it with your feet! That’s exactly what happened at the Rubik’s Cube World Championship this past July. Read on to do the hands-on (and feet-on!) math behind solving the Rubik’s cube.