Number Lines and One Liners

“Black. All important movies start with a black screen. And music. Edgy, scary music that would make a parent or studio executive nervous. And logos, really long and dramatic logos…” Everything about the Lego Batman movie screams black and mathematics, from his impossible abs of 9, to the total amount of super villains he faces (we […]

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How to Build Inquisitive Minds

Let’s face it, we all get stuck. Every now and then, we get overwhelmed when faced with problems that require our solutions. If Adam wants a third of Eve’s apple, how much would Eve have left? How fast does a bus that weighs 160kg have to travel to get up a hill that’s on a 60 degree […]

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A Little Duck Goes A Long Way

Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck’s uncle, is the world’s richest duck. Known for his feisty demeanour and rude exterior, Scrooge is a stingy old miser that adores long swims in his pool of gold coins, as well as tormenting the help. Though nobody knows just how much his nett value is worth, Scrooge’s wealth started with […]

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Hooray for Arrays!

There are minions of reasons to love Despicable Me 3, from the fun and engaging banter between Gru and his twin brother, to the temper tantrums of his fellow companions. Yes, the minions are at it again, adorable to the core with little specks of bad! Now, we all know that Gru has many, many, MANY […]

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Figures That Count

Did you know that there’s only one universal date for Mother’s Day, but TWO for Father’s Day? While America and the rest of the world celebrated Father’s Day in June, Australia is celebrating it this September weekend! And what better time to revisit an old favorite with your dad? Yes, I’m talking about The Goofy Movie! This timeless […]

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