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Perfect Paper Pets

June 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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This sleepy bear looks so real that if you poked him, he might startle awake. But he’s a sculpture made by artist Calvin Nicholls. Read on to be surprised by the material Calvin uses in his sculptures, and see where math meets art in his amazing work!

What Do Marshmallows, Batteries, and Glue Have in Common?

June 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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You’d never think that marshmallows, batteries and glue have anything in common, but they do! Read on to find out what it is – and do the math in their mysterious connection.

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo

June 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Most of us don’t live on farms, but we all know that the sound of a rooster crowing as the wake-up call when the sun rises. But did you know that roosters crow at the right time every day even if there isn’t sun? Click “Read More” to find out about these amazing alarm clocks and do the math!

Monster Milkshakes

June 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sometimes when you want dessert, you just can’t decide what to eat. Well, with these milkshakes from Black Tap, you can have your cake and eat it on your milkshake, too! Read on to eat up the math behind monster milkshakes.

Wall-to-Wall Wows

June 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Scout B. asked us, how long is the Great Wall of China? Read on to find out the answer, and build your way up to the Great Wall math!

Another Reason to Eat Ice Cream

June 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a terrific holiday! But how was chocolate ice cream invented? Read on to see, and cool down with some delicious, chocolatey ice cream math.

Tiny Turbo-Bird

June 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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The bee hummingbird is the world’s tiniest bird. Just how small is this little flying wonder? Read on to find out – and get buzzing with the math in bee hummingbirds!

Giving Crayons a Second Chance

June 5, 2018 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder what happens to the crayons restaurants sometimes give you to color with? Well, one dad wondered this, too. Once he found out that these crayons get thrown out, he decided to change that. Read on to find out how he recycles them – and do the colorful, creative math!

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

June 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Back in the old days before mattresses were made with foam and Slinky-like springs, making your bed was a lot harder work than it is today. Read on to find out why – and spring to the math in beds!

When You’re Stuck in the Sand

June 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Longtime Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us, how many sand particles would it take to cover a person? Sand particles are really tiny, so they add up fast! Read on to find out, and do the math on this super sandy question.