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Math Fun with Fall Leaves

October 2, 2013 7:59 am

The air is getting crisp in many areas and the leaves are quickly changing colors. Families spend a lot of time outside looking at and collecting the beautiful leaves. Why not utilize Mother Nature’s bounty for some math extensions with a creative twist?

Stomp It

August 23, 2020 4:00 pm

Did you ever realize you can make music with just about anything? Even garbage lids, kitchen sinks, and brooms! Read on to do the math behind the wacky music you can make with everyday items.

Dashing Down the Street

August 19, 2020 4:00 pm

You know those white and yellow lines painted down the middle of the roads? How long do you think they are? Read on to find out the answer – and be shocked by the “street math!”

Fingertip Frog

August 13, 2020 4:00 pm

It’s hard to find something when it’s really tiny – even smaller than a dime! But two scientists managed to find this teeny frog in the big forest. Read on to do some big math on tiny frogs.

When the Plant Is the Boss

August 6, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan James H. asked us, how many bugs can a pitcher plant eat in a year? Read on to learn more about the pitcher plant, and do the math to see just how many bugs a hungry plant can eat!

When You Wish upon a Fluff

July 29, 2020 4:00 pm

You know those cute yellow flowers you see in the grass? Or those round, white poofs of fluff you can blow into the air to make a wish? They’re the same flower, called a dandelion. And with the number of seeds and how far they can fly, there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to float away with the numbers in dandelions!

Which One Wins, the Spaghetti or the Meatball?

June 28, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Mateo C. asked us, was the world’s biggest meatball bigger than the world’s longest piece of pasta? Read on to find out – and slurp up the delicious math in larger-than-life spaghetti and meatballs!

A Fight between Fruits and Veggies

June 25, 2020 4:00 pm

What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? A fruit comes out of the flower on a plant and holds seeds. Apples and oranges, peaches and apricots,...

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May Your Ears Hang Low

May 31, 2020 4:00 pm

Did you know that your ears and nose “grow” your whole life? Read on to find out the astonishing math behind your ever-changing facial features!

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 15, 2020 4:00 pm

There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.