New Year wishes on repeat

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. No matter if you’re a member of the human race, or a fruit fly (in which case, you may or may not be able to usher in 2018, depending on where you are in your life cycle), if you have been alive on planet Earth […]

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Tags: happy new year, new year's eve

Have A Heart this Christmas!

December is here, and Christmas is coming! It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or not. If you get tired of fancy decorations, carols playing on repeat in the malls, or how your schedule fills up with shopping and family dos, you may come across as Ebenezer Scrooge or even the Grinch to your family […]

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Tags: fun math, heart, measurement, size, volume

Raking leaves parallel lines

While we’ve been going on a bit about the abundance and colors of falling leaves around us lately, it is a truth universally acknowledged that fall also brings with it the additional (hah!) chore of raking leaves. When working, consider one’s instruments. Rakes have been around for a long time, with records of instruments with […]

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Tags: autumn, fall, parallel lines, rake, raking

The Book of Life: A Sequence Study

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d revisit an old favourite: The Book of Life. Bright, festive, and rich in Mexican culture and mythology, this movie speaks of death in a hopeful manner. It tells a tale about three young friends who grow up celebrating the tradition of November 2nd, otherwise known as the Day […]

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Tags: fun math facts, help for parents, help for teachers, learning, math, math anxiety, math ideas, math improvement, mathematics, mathspiration

The color notation of fall

Fall is the time when the leaves on the trees change their appearance, transforming the forest into a cornucopia of colors. At Zapzapmath, we like to think that life should be as colorful as our Mathlings (how many do you have in your spaceship?), and fall is the time when nature echoes our sentiment beautifully. […]

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Tags: color notation, hex color notation, RGB color notation