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A Fast 500 Miles

May 29, 2016 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to drive fast on a highway, but that’s nothing like driving a racecar. Read on to speed away with the math in racecars to get ready for the Indy 500 race!

Nature’s Water Shooter

May 28, 2016 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to squirt each other with water guns. So just imagine how awesome a huge natural water spout that shoots water over 100 feet into the air every 91 minutes is! Read on to find out about this famous geyser, and do the “H2-whoah” math.

Blue Sky, Blue Sea…Blue Trees?

May 27, 2016 4:00 pm

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This may look like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but these blue trees are real! Of course, an artist painted them to make them blue. Read on to find out why – and see how the math can really add up when art meets nature.

What It Takes to Be Superman

May 26, 2016 4:00 pm

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They say Superman is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” But just how fast, powerful, and high-jumping is he? Read on to put numbers to the powers of Superman!

Giant Family for a Giant Tortoise

May 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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Our friends Tyler and Ally M. just shared with us that last week Nigrita the 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise just had babies for the first time. While 80 years may seem like a long time, tortoises can live to be double that! Read on to see what other numbers make these reptiles a really big deal.

Watch Out for Space Junk

May 24, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Chloe H. asked us a great question: how many times could you fly around the world in a spaceship in one day? Read on to find out, and fly through the space math!

A Day for Lucky Pennies

May 23, 2016 4:00 pm

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The saying goes “See a penny, pick it up, and all day you’ll have good luck!” But does it double the luck if you find it on National Lucky Penny Day? Read on to use your “cents” and do the math in lucky pennies.

Lego by the House-ful

May 22, 2016 4:00 pm

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Longtime Bedtime Math fan Benjamin H. asked us, how many Lego pieces are made every day? Read on to do the math and find out the answer to this fantastic question – you might be surprised at just how many Legos are being churned out and stacked up each day!

Magical Midnight Moon

May 21, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Isaac I. asked us, how many pencils would we have to line up to reach the Moon? With tonight being a full Moon, it’s the perfect time to stack up pencils and figure out! Read on to find out – and do the moon math.

Whatever Floats That Big Boat

May 20, 2016 4:00 pm

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Boats can float in any size. But it just seems like it’s more fun when it’s the world’s biggest cruise ship, complete with a 100-foot-tall water slide. Read on to cruise through the math in this giant ship!