# Author Archive

July 26, 2020 4:00 pm

There are strange national holidays for everything – including National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day! When you think about how many steps you take each day (with or without pants), the numbers can really add up. So grab your pants, get moving, and do the math in walking with your pants.

##### The Write Stuff

July 25, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Nya W. asked us, how big is the world’s biggest pencil? It turns out, there’s more than one! Read on to get the scoop on giant pencils – and sharpen up your math.

##### How Many Houses?

July 24, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Alan D-S. asked us a great question: how many buildings are there in the world? Read on to build up the math and find out the answer!

##### Ducks of a Different Color

July 22, 2020 4:00 pm

When you think of ducks, what color are they in your mind? Some ducks, like the ones in this picture, prefer a whole different set of colors. And these ducks have a cool way of talking to each other, too. Read on to find out more about these colorful friends, and swim through the math!

##### Dog Day of Summer

July 22, 2020 4:00 pm

Hot dogs are a yummy food that we eat a lot at cookouts in the summer. But just how many do we eat throughout the year? Read on to cook up the math behind this tasty food on National Hot Dog Day!

##### Bull’s-Eye!

July 21, 2020 4:00 pm

Today is the final day of Archery at the Olympics.  In this dramatic sport, the archers draw back their bows and launch arrows into the air at about 150 miles an hour, while the rest of us scramble to get out of the way.  Their target is a flat circle 77 yards away (where a yard is 3 feet) ringed with 10 colorful concentric circles.  Of course, the closer to the center you hit, the more points you get: the gold circle in the middle fetches 10 points, the next circle around it scores 9, and so on until the white ring on the edge, worth just 1 point.  The better your aim, the faster those numbers add up.

##### Rock Star Robot

July 20, 2020 4:00 pm

Robots can do almost everything these days – including play the guitar! Read on to hear the toe-tapping talent of one Lego robot, and find out how math helps this machine make marvelous music.

##### Paper by the Pound

July 19, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Ruby W. asked us, how much paper do we use? When you think about everything that’s made of paper, the amount stacks up! Read on to do the math on paper, and see just how much you can do by recycling it.

##### Climbing the Walls

July 18, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Calvin T. asked us, why is there scaffolding around new buildings? Read on to find out the answer, and climb high with the math!

##### What Does the Dolphin Say?

July 17, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Mia G. asked us, how far does a dolphin’s sound travel? Read on to find out, and make some noise with the super speedy dolphin sound math!