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One Weird Whale

June 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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When we think of whales, we think of big, wide, round animals moving slowly through the water. But the fin whale is different. Even though it’s the second biggest animal on Earth, it can swim quickly and jump gracefully out of the water. Read on to swim through the math in this amazing animal!

Another Flag to Wave

June 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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The U.S. celebrates its stripey, starry flag on June 14 every year. But this flag hasn’t always been the same. Read on to see how it’s changed, and try the math the flag-makers have done throughout the years!

PancakeBot

June 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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Pancakes might just be the yummiest breakfast food out there. And now, they don’t have to just be circle-shaped. Read on to find out about the PancakeBot, and eat up the yummy math in this fun invention!

Jenga Cat

June 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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Let’s face it: our pets want to be like us. They want to eat our food, sleep on our beds, and play our games — like Jenga, where you stack lots of thin wooden blocks, then pull them out one at a time without making the stack fall down. Read on to see how one cat’s Jenga-playing skills stack up – along with the numbers!

A Real Ear-ful

June 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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Biting into an ear of corn is like biting into a whole bunch of math. And what better way to celebrate Corn on the Cob Day than to see how the numbers in corn add up? Read on to do the corny math and look at corn in a whole new way!

A Teeny Friend for Bambi

June 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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When something is teeny, it’s especially cute…including deer! Read on to meet the pudu, a tiny relative of the deer that only reaches 12 inches high – and do the miniature math.

How to Dance in 100 Places

June 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you been to 100 different places? How about danced at them? One guy did just that and made a really cool video of it. Read on to move and groove your way through the dancing math!

What Happens When You Bake a Phone

June 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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No matter how many strange things people out there have tried to do, there’s always some new strange thing that no one’s tried yet. Like trying to bake an iPhone into a cake to see if it will still work. Read on to cook up the math in this wacky experiment and see if the phone survived!

Blast of Berries

June 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fans Nate and Imogen S. asked us, how many raspberries are harvested around the world in a year? And how many blueberries? Read on to do the juicy math in these berry large numbers!

Around the World — with the new Bedtime Math book!

June 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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The new Bedtime Math book is here! It’s full of fun fan questions, like this one from Thompson T., who asked us, how many times would the tires on your car turn if you drove around the world once? Read on to take a spin with the math in this wild question.