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The Trees You Eat for Breakfast

March 21, 2018 4:00 pm


When you drizzle real maple syrup onto your pancakes, you probably use just a few tablespoons. But it takes a lot more than a few tablespoons of sticky tree sap to make a bottle of this delicious topping. Read on to find out how it’s made and do the sweet, syrupy math!

From Bug Soup to Butterfly

March 20, 2018 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Audrey C. asked us, how does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? Read on to find out the long journey one little bug makes to become a beautiful butterfly – and do the math in this cheery and colorful change!

The Best Way to Serve 20 Pies

March 19, 2018 4:00 pm


Pie is yummy, and it’s even more fun when you can play with your pie to make 3-D geometric shapes! Read on to eat up the math in this “pie-cosahedron.”

A Better Friend Than a Porcupine

March 18, 2018 4:00 pm


Animal shelters have all kinds of animals living there. For example, one animal shelter in Arkansas has a resident capybara, who is friends with puppies, turtles, deer, and basically everyone else at the shelter! Read on to see how Cheesecake the capybara’s friends have multiplied over the years – and do the math on capybaras.

How to Make a River Green

March 17, 2018 4:00 pm


On St. Patrick’s Day, people like to make all kinds of things green. One of our favorite ways to celebrate happens in Chicago. Read on to find out about the celebration that’s bound to make you green with envy – and do the St. Patrick’s Day math!

Bugs on Stilts

March 16, 2018 4:00 pm


Ever wonder how ants find their ways home? Scientists did, too – which led to a funny experiment with ants, the desert, and pig hairs. Read on to find out about this odd experiment – and play with the numbers in ant navigation!

Two Peas a Day Keeps the Dentist Away

March 15, 2018 4:00 pm


How many tooth brushings should you get out of a tube of toothpaste? And if you’re getting more than that, are you using too little toothpaste? What is the right...

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A Secret about Citrus Circles

March 14, 2018 4:00 pm


On Pi Day (3/14), we like to celebrate a very special number and circles. And what better way than with some citrus circle math? Read on for the secret math of citrus fruits!

A Fluffy Friend for Life

March 13, 2018 4:00 pm


When someone does you a really big favor, you remember it for a long time. And that seems to be true with one penguin, too, whose life was saved by a fisherman passing by. Read on to do the fluffy math behind this happy story!


March 12, 2018 4:00 pm


If you’ve wondered what place in America has the longest name, there’s a clear winner. With 44 letters (or more, depending on how you spell it), Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamogg wins. But it’s not the longest name of a place in the world! Read on to see what other town uses all the ink in your pen when making out a letter – and do the wordy math.