Fifth Grader Contacts the Police for Help—With Her Math Homework
While the officers' hearts were in the right place, their numbers weren't.... READ ON
How Many Ways Can You Sort a Deck of Cards?
More ways than there are atoms on Earth. But why?... READ ON
Can You Solve the Frog Riddle?
You have to lick a frog in order to survive. But WHICH frog?... READ ON
Everyone on Earth Could Live in a Single Building—In Theory
It would need to be 4400 feet tall, though.... READ ON
How Many Combinations Are Possible Using 6 LEGO Bricks?
Running the computer program to calculate it took a week.... READ ON
Can You Solve the Passcode Riddle?
You need to figure out three numbers based on a handful of clues. If you fail, you'll be eaten by mutant salamanders.... READ ON
Jumping Around Can Help Kids Learn Math
A Danish study found that integrating physical activity into math lessons boosted kids’ test scores.... READ ON
Explore the Interconnected World of Mathematics in One Condensed Map
Dominic Walliman traces everything from counting to cryptography.... READ ON
Can You Solve the Airplane Fuel Riddle?
Mid-air refueling for the win!... READ ON
7 Food and Drink Hacks Based on Math and Science
Learning never tasted so good.... READ ON
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Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting
Math +3D printing + turntable = trippy animation.... READ ON
Watch How Zero Became a Number
Zero is an oddball number.... READ ON
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Here’s Why Overbooked Flights Are Unavoidable
It's a matter of probability.... READ ON
Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Puzzle?
This classic math problem can be maddening.... READ ON
Learn Expert Strategies for Counting on Your Fingers (Video)
These fingers go to 11 (and beyond).... READ ON
Watch: The Mathematics of Winning Monopoly
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