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Press Here for the Answer

July 3, 2020 4:00 pm

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How did people add numbers quickly before the calculator was around? Read on to learn about a cool invention made in the 1600s by a man named Blaise Pascal – and see how it added up!

“Training” Dogs

July 2, 2020 4:00 pm

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Dogs are pretty smart and you can teach them some fun tricks. But some dogs living in the Russian city of Moscow have taught themselves a pretty nifty trick. Read on to find out what it is – and do the math on commuting pooches!

A Joke That’s a Shoe-In

July 1, 2020 4:00 pm

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What better time for a joke than International Joke Day? Read on for your daily dose of math and laughs!

Cross-Country Crawl

June 30, 2020 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Sara D. asked us, how long would it take for an army of ants to pick her up and carry her across the U.S.? Read on to find out – and march through the math of mighty ants!

Stuffed Animals Gone Wild

June 29, 2020 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your stuffed animals all suddenly became real animals? Would they be bigger or smaller than they are as stuffed animals? Read on to do the math in life-sized snugglies!

Which One Wins, the Spaghetti or the Meatball?

June 28, 2020 4:00 pm

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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!

Wall-to-Wall Wows

June 27, 2020 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Scout B. asked us, how long is the Great Wall of China? Read on to find out the answer, and build your way up to the Great Wall math!

Too Many Fish in the Sea

June 26, 2020 4:00 pm

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Our fans are really curious about the number of animals in the world. Fan Chryssa Z. asked us, are there more people or fish in the world? And fan Lora S. asked us, how many birds are there — does the sky have even more living things than water or land? Read on to find out the answers – and soar through the math in land and sea animals!

A Fight between Fruits and Veggies

June 25, 2020 4:00 pm

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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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Walking with 4 Left Feet

June 24, 2020 4:00 pm

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Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to walk with your 2 legs. But what if you had 4 legs like a horse, or 8 legs like a crab? Read on to find out how these animals motor around – and get a leg up on the math!