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Party Fish

December 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to get a goody bag after going to a party. And just imagine if that goody bag is actually filled with water…and a new pet fish! Read on to find out more about this event that actually happened at Bedtime Math, and see just how much math those new fish pet-owners did to keep their swimming friends happy.

The “Dessert Compartment”

December 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you heard of the “dessert compartment?” Okay, so it might not be a real thing, but when we see new food – especially dessert! – our stomachs sure do know how to make room. Read on to fill your appetite for delicious food and math!

“Wrong Way” Corrigan

December 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sometimes people make a wrong turn while driving. But imagine taking a wrong turn while flying a plane! Read on to fly through the math on one pilot who took a very wrong turn, which earned him the nickname “Wrong Way” Corrigan.

Number-Crushing Cupcake

December 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you’re really hungry, you can gulp down a cupcake in a few bites. But what about a 3-foot one that holds the record for the world’s largest cupcake? Read on to bake up the math in just how much stuff went into this cupcake – and chow down on the cupcake numbers!

Squirreling It Away

December 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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As it gets colder, you might see squirrels skittering around with their cheeks full of food or digging everywhere. Why do they do this, and how did one forgetful squirrel many, many years ago lead to a cool flower? Read on to find out, and dig into the math of squirrels, seeds, and nature!

Take a Walk with a Fish

December 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Michael B. just let us know that scientists found a fish on the ocean floor that can walk! Read on to take a walk on the wild side with the math in this amazing discovery.

Way Too Big for the Bathtub

December 5, 2018 4:00 pm

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A rubber ducky is a great toy for bathtime — unless the duck is bigger than your whole house, like the world’s largest rubber ducky! Read on to swim through the math in this gigantic bath toy.

Invasion of the Nanodots

December 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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You would never guess that a bunch of tiny little metal balls could turn into mindblowing art. But with Nanodots, you can make all kinds of cool 3D shapes. Read on to discover the big math fun in these little magnets!

Messed-up Pennies

December 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Pennies are always only worth 1 cent…right? Not all of them. Read on to crunch the numbers behind messed-up money and how that makes some pennies more valuable than others!

When Pets Get out of Jail

December 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Dogs and cats usually don’t get along — except when they’re partners in crime. Read on to see how a cat and dog duo work together to do the math and escape from their kitchen every day!