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Slow but Super Snails

April 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Snails may be really slow, but they have some really cool math patterns and numbers in them! Read on to discover the secret of snails – and do the math.

“Draw a Picture of a Bird” Day

April 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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What do you like to draw? Have you ever drawn a bird? Well, if you’ve never had the pleasure of doing that, now’s your big chance because today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day. That means exactly what it sounds like it means, so grab some paper and crayons or a sidewalk and some chalk, and get to work! When you draw anything, you’re actually making lots of decisions without even realizing it: what exactly to draw, what coloring tools to use in what colors, and how big to draw your subject.  Luckily, on Draw a Picture of a Bird Day it doesn’t have to be a bird you saw today, which opens up a lot of possibilities.

The Great Pillow Fight

April 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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Kids love pillow fights. Apparently adults do, too, since lots took part in International Pillow Fight Day in early April. And where there’s pillow tossing and feathers flying, there’s bound to be lots of math! Read on to do the feathery fun math of pillow fights.

Monkeys on the Playground

April 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played on the monkey bars at the playground? Did you know they were originally a math game? Read on to find out more about this jungle gym favorite, and monkey around with the math!

A New Kind of Doggie Paddle

April 5, 2018 4:00 pm

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What can be better than canoeing? David Bahnson thought canoeing with his two best four-legged friends would be fun. So he turned his canoe into a passenger boat. Read on to do the math on this canine canoe for three!

The Heartbeat That Can’t Be Beat

April 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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How much faster does a hummingbird’s heart beat than your own? Quicken your pulse with some top speed math in nature!

Giant Family for a Giant Tortoise

April 3, 2018 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.

Hang Onto That Party Balloon!

April 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you let a balloon go, how high can it float? Reach new heights with this story starring a Bedtime Math Superfan!

When Apples Try to Fly

April 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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We love food, and we love it even more when we get to play with it. Chef John Mitzewich likes to play with his food, too – and created this neat apple swan! Read on to find out how to make one, while swan-diving through the math in playing with your food.

Taking a Peep at Easter

April 1, 2018 3:59 pm

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Today is Easter Sunday, the day that Christians celebrate the rising of Jesus from the dead. Somehow, it also means fun, colorful Easter eggs and fluffy baby chicks....

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