When you look up at the sky, sometimes you can see shapes in the stars. Well, when one woman looked through her telescope, she discovered galaxies and moving stars which looked like a smiley face! Read on to shoot for the stars with the math in star pictures and the shapes they make when you use your imagination.
When you go to the post office, you can mail lots of different things just by putting them in a box and putting stamps on them. But at one post office in Hawaii, you can smack some stamps right on a coconut and send it to a friend – no box required! Read on to see how the postage and fun add up when you go nuts mailing coconuts.
It’s fun to play the game tic-tac-toe, and apparently even chickens think so! With the playing grid and counting to three in a row, these chickens must have been real mathematicians — or were they? Read on to find out about these tricky chickies, and do the math in tic-tac-toe-playing birds.
Bunnies are really cute, except when they take over your whole town, like happened in South Fargo, ND a few years ago. And with how quickly bunnies multiply, the numbers really started to add up! Read on to hop to it with the bunny math.
It’s Valentine’s Day, when people all over America give each other flowers, balloons and chocolate to show that they love each other, even though we all actually love each other every day. They also give cards, and for kids who bring cards for their entire class at school, this becomes a pretty big project. You have to pick out a set of cards at the store or else make your own. Then you have to decide whether the boys and the girls all get the same kind of card, or should you give them different ones. Then there’s the matter of attaching a treat: should it be Hershey kisses, or pencils with hearts on them, or those candy hearts that say things like “I’m Yours”? If you like putting together Valentines, you can make this as complicated as you like…and if you do the math right, you’ll have a couple of treats left over for yourself.
Did you know that a town can be formed by accident?! A little history and math are tied up together in today’s problem!
If eating at a restaurant isn’t exciting enough for you, you might want to try some of the country’s wackiest restaurants. From restaurants with ninjas, to ones where a train brings you your food, there’s no shortage of math and numbers when it comes to these exciting eateries! Read on to find out more.
Tortoises are pretty tough. So maybe that’s how this pet tortoise who had been lost for 30 years survived in the family’s shed before they finally found her! Read on to do the math in one tortoise’s ultimate game of hide-and-seek.
When it gets really cold, Mother Nature gets to work creating beautiful frost flowers in the Arctic Ocean. With certain temperatures needed for these chilly creations, there’s tons of math in them. Read on to do some cool math in chilly frost flowers!
What do you get when you cross a giraffe and a zebra? Probably something like the okapi, an animal that lives in Africa. Read on to learn more about this exotic friend, and discover the wild math behind it!