A Job Not to be Taken Lightly

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Saving your home from someone who’s intent on destroying it is no easy feat, if not downright nuts. But the animals of Liberty Park were forced to do just that when the mayor of Oakton City had plans to build an amusement park right where they live. Surly the squirrel and Buddy the rat are […]

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Age Is Just A Number

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Falling in love is a part of growing up. You will fall in love with many things and many people throughout your life, from the adorable dog next door, to that book that grows old with you, to the girl that shares the same taste in music as you. But what if you fell in […]

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Problem-solving, the way to math excellence for kids – by Jayne Clare

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  Young children are innately problem solvers – that is how they learn. Problem-solving is an essential way of learning because it motivates children to connect prior knowledge with new circumstances and to develop and utilize creativity in the process. Therefore, it is paramount that we keep this natural curiosity going when children enter school. […]

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About as much iron(y) as a tin can hold

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Do you eat your greens? Many kids the world over have been cajoled conned persuaded reminded by their parents to eat their vegetables in order to be strong and healthy. If your mom/ dad/ grandma/ other authority figure in your life is anything like mine, you may be told that if you eat your spinach, […]

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How Fast Can a Sloth Go?

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Here at Zap Zap Math, we’re all about zooming through different planets on our quest to learn math. But when we’re on the road, we do believe in moving at speeds that keep us and other road users safe. When you’re in a busy city like Zootopia (or Zootropolis, or Zoomania, depending on where you […]

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