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Whatever Floats Your Boat

August 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder how boats actually float in the water? Read on to find out all the math that’s involved – and float away with the numbers!

Lots of Dogs, Lots of Legs

August 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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As if a three-legged race wasn’t exciting enough, this group of people decided to add a Golden Retriever pup to the mix. Read on to race through the math in Retrievers and racing!

When the Plant Is the Boss

August 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan James H. asked us, how many bugs can a pitcher plant eat in a year? Read on to learn more about the pitcher plant, and do the math to see just how many bugs a hungry plant can eat!

The Secret Formula for Fighting Fires

August 5, 2018 4:00 pm

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Firefighters get hot, but they may be the coolest heroes out there because of all the math they use! Read on to see how firefighters use math to, well, fight fires.

A Song Every Minute

August 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elijah B. asked us, how many songs are there in the world? When you think about how long music has been around, the songs really begin to stack up. Read on for the answer, and to tune into the math in music!

Tongue Twister for Your Eyes

August 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Does this picture look right to you, or does something seem a little strange about it the more you read the words? Read on to see why this optical illusion trips up your brain and eyes – and do the colorful math!

A Berry Big Number

August 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elley C. asked us, are there more strawberries or people in the world? Read on to find out – you might be shocked by the tasty answer!

Snow in the Summer

August 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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You might think snow in the summer sounds crazy. But not when you’re talking about a snow cone! Read on to discover how these tasty summer treats were started, and chill with some cool snow cone math.

Fun Fur for All

July 31, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Grace C. asked us, how many hairs does a dog have? The answer might surprise you! (Or, if you have a dog and are constantly picking fur off your clothes, maybe you won’t be as surprised.) Read on to find out, and do the fur-flying math on our fuzzy friends.

What’s a Woggle?

July 30, 2018 4:00 pm

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Do you know what a woggle is? We bet you’ve probably seen them around before, and might have even used one! Read on to find out – and wiggle through the woggle math!