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When You Wish upon a Fluff

July 29, 2016 4:00 pm

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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!

Where Every Day Is Your Birthday

July 28, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Ben W. asked us, which planet has the longest day? Read on to find out the answer, and see where you’d get to celebrate the most birthdays!

Hang Onto Your Pants!

July 27, 2016 4:00 pm

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There are strange national holidays for everything – including National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day! When you think about how many steps you take each day (with or without pants), the numbers can really add up. So grab your pants, get moving, and do the math in walking with your pants.

Paper by the Pound

July 26, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Ruby W. asked us, how much paper do we use? When you think about everything that’s made of paper, the amount stacks up! Read on to do the math on paper, and see just how much you can do by recycling it.

A Good Way to Get Dizzy

July 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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National Merry-Go-Round Day is a great day to celebrate this fun ride. And when you count how many ups-and-downs and arounds are in a ride, the math really starts to add up. Read on to go around and around with the numbers in merry-go-rounds!

How Many Houses?

July 24, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Alan D-S. asked us a great question: how many buildings are there in the world? Read on to build up the math and find out the answer!

Dog Day of Summer

July 23, 2016 4:00 pm

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Hot dogs are a yummy food that we eat a lot at cookouts in the summer. But just how many do we eat throughout the year? Read on to cook up the math behind this tasty food on National Hot Dog Day!

Ducks of a Different Color

July 22, 2016 4:00 pm

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When you think of ducks, what color are they in your mind? Some ducks, like the ones in this picture, prefer a whole different set of colors. And these ducks have a cool way of talking to each other, too. Read on to find out more about these colorful friends, and swim through the math!

Happy Birthday, Snooty!

July 21, 2016 4:00 pm

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What’s a manatee and just how old can they live to be? Read on to find out, and celebrate the birthday of Snooty the manatee with some manatee math!

Tower of Water

July 20, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fans Elijah and Shane S. asked us, how much water does a water tower hold, and why are water towers so high off the ground? Read on to find out the answers to these great questions, and discover how much water and math are gushing out of this everyday structure!