‘Daily Math’

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Prairie Dog Party

September 30, 2019 4:00 pm

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Prairie dogs aren’t only cute animals that apparently like to munch on carrots. They’re also awesome underground architects, building tunnels and “towns” that are miles long! Read on to learn more about these furry friends – and dig up the numbers behind prairie dogs.

Eye-Popping Puzzling Paper-Play

September 29, 2019 4:00 pm

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We’re loving the site Papermatrix, where super-talented people show us how to weave strips of colored paper into wild-patterned boxes, balls, and other shapes. And these cool crafts have a ton of math in them. Read on to get crafty with the math!

Play That Carrot!

September 28, 2019 4:00 pm

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If you don’t love every vegetable out there, this guy might change your mind. Junji Koyama’s figured out how to turn veggies into musical instruments! Read on to veg out with the musical, munchable math.

Tic-Tac-Toe with a Twist

September 27, 2019 4:00 pm

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Tic-tac-toe is a fun game you can play almost anywhere. And if you ever get bored of it, you can put a mini tic-tac-toe board in each square of a giant tic-tac-toe board to create more excitement! Read on to find out how to play this twist on a favorite game – and see just how far beyond three-in-a-row tic-tac-toe can go.

Crazy Circle

September 26, 2019 4:00 pm

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An optical illusion is a picture that looks different from what is really happening on paper. Pictures where straight lines look bent, or where totally still shapes look like they’re moving, are playing tricks on you. There are lots of optical illusions, but this circle illusion is one of our favorites. Read on to see why – and roll with the math in optical illusions!

How to Jump out of the Zoo

September 25, 2019 4:00 pm

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Running a zoo is a lot of work: feeding all the animals, scooping their poop, and keeping critters from chasing (and eating) each other. For that last one, building the zoo is an even bigger project. Read on to jump through the math in creating a zoo!

Facing the Soccer Ball

September 24, 2019 4:00 pm

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Soccer balls are fun to kick around and do cool tricks with. There’s lots of math in soccer balls, too, like the different shapes on them. Read on to find out more about this sphere full of number surprises – and have a ball with the math!

Crayon Parade

September 23, 2019 4:00 pm

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We’re loving this map of Crayola crayon colors, showing how Crayola has added more and more shades over the years. Back when the company started, there were just 8 crayon shades. Since then, the number of colors has grown a lot, making the coloring (and math!) more fun.

Dog Train

September 22, 2019 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs love car rides, where they can stick their heads out the window and feel the breeze in their faces. But what about train rides? One man decided to make a special train for stray dogs near his home, and he gives them rides every week! Read on to do the math and see how this train has gone to the dogs!

Alligators, Windmills, and One Small Ball

September 21, 2019 4:00 pm

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Mini golf is a crazy version of golf with wacky obstacles – like spinning windmills, twisty bridges, and alligators (not real, of course!) that open and close their mouths – which you have to try to hit your ball through, over, and around to make it in the hole. And today is Miniature Golf Day, so read on to celebrate it with some hole-in-one math!