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Time to Bake Cookies

December 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s National Bake Cookies Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some math-y cookies made by computer science professor Francesco De Comite! Read on to eat up the math in these puzzle-like cookies – and put your math where your mouth is.

Bumper Cars Across America

December 17, 2017 4:00 pm

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Sitting in traffic got Bedtime Math fan Cecilia H. thinking: how many cars could you line up end to end from Los Angeles to New York? Read on to find out, and speed through the math in bumper-to-bumper cars!

A Tree That’s Hard to Top

December 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Anoushka M. visited the giant spruce tree at Rockefeller Center last week and it got her thinking about numbers. She asked us, how tall is that tree? Read on to find out – and trim the tree with math and numbers!

Flipping Out

December 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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There are lots of ways to get from one place to another, like walking, skipping, skateboarding, and driving. But it’s more fun to go from place to place doing backflips – and breaking world records! Read on to check out some backflip records, and flip out over the cool math.

In the Footsteps of Giants

December 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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Our friend Alexis V. asked us for some dinosaur math — and as luck would have it, there’s big news about those big old reptiles! Just last week scientists in Scotland found a big patch of dinosaur footprints from 161 million years ago.

When There’s Wind in the Wires

December 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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You’ve probably seen pictures of cute old-fashioned windmills, or seen a toy one spinning at the miniature golf course. And maybe you’ve even seen a version of them around today, called wind turbines, from afar. So you might not realize how gigantic they really are! Read on to find out about the numbers in these towering twirly machines – and get spinning with the math.

Extreme Drumming

December 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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Drummer and Bedtime Math fan Luca R asked how many 16th notes are in a minute…

Miracle of Oil

December 12, 2017 3:59 pm

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Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Read on to find out more about this holiday that shines bright with candle and food math!

The Bird That Really Turns Heads

December 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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Did you know that owls can move their heads around in almost a full circle? And they have a good reason for doing this! Read on to do the head-turning math behind these birds that turn heads.

A Clean Kind of Dirty Money

December 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever done arts and crafts projects with glue and paper? Well, one guy tried out his own special (and illegal) art project with napkins, paper, and glue – and it got him into a lot of trouble! Read on to see just what his project was, and do the arts and crafts money math.