Fidget Spinners: Bringing a new spin to math

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Fidget spinners have become the new must-have toy, flooding classrooms worldwide with a colorful burst of distracting movements. However, spinners aren’t just toys. Instead, spinners are a world of possibility, from nifty tricks to wow your friends with, to lessons learnt on variables and probabilities. Yes, spinners can teach you mathematics! Want to find out how to bring […]

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Mathematics is Awesome

The Lego Movie assembles math and design into a most wonderful adventure!

In the Lego movie, everything revolves around systematic perfection. Everybody wakes up at the same time, everybody listens to the same song, and everything is in its right place. Living in a world where everything is awesome and everyone follows the same instructions sure sounds good! Little does one unassumingly ordinary Lego character named Emmet knows, […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Math

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Food can fuel the growing mind, that’s why we at Zap Zap Math don’t take food lightly, and neither does Flint Lockwood. Flint is a scientist in the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, who finds a way to convert water molecules into food. Though the probability of him succeeding in his delectable endeavor […]

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Why Being Good At Math Matters Big-Time In Real Life

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For many students studying math, the question, “Why should I learn this?” and “What is math good for?” often pops up. If you’re a teacher or parent reading this—it’s absolutely essential to know the right answers to this, beyond the usual: “Ace math and you ace life!” or, “Score 80+ on your next test and […]

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