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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.

When Numbers Are Cute As a Button

December 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever used a calculator? It’s an almost magical toy: you press buttons that have numbers on them, and the calculator adds them for you, or multiplies them, or whatever else you want to do, then shows the answer. So Bedtime Math fan Abby W. wanted to know, how many buttons do 100 calculators have on them?

Don’t Hold Your Breath

December 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever tried to hold your breath, you know if gets harder and harder as time ticks by. But did you know there are some animals that can hold their breath for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, and even longer? Read on to see which animals are masters at holding their breaths, and take a breath of fresh math!

Flash Those Feathers

December 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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Peacocks are those birds with the fancy, flashy feathers they fan out into a semi-circle to impress the female peahens – and us humans. So just how many of those feathers does it take to create this colorful arrangement? Read on to find out, and do the fancy-feather math!

Swimming in Hot Cocoa

December 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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Hot chocolate and hot cocoa are different drinks, but they’re both yummy and great cold-weather drinks. They’re so good, in fact, that the world record for largest cup of hot cocoa was made in a swimming pool! You can never have too much of a good thing, so read on to find out just how much of this good thing was made in the pool – and swim through the delicious math.

Polka Dot Dog

December 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dogs come in all kinds of patterns, including spots! Dalmatians are one of the most famous spotted pups. But do they always have those eye-catching dots? Read on to find out – and spot the math in these delightful dogs.

The Weight of Snow, in Chocolate

December 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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If snow is starting to fall where you live, you may be out there building a snowman or chucking snowballs at your friends — and you may notice how the really wet, sticky snow you can pack into shapes is also really heavy. How can those teeny specks falling from the sky weigh so much? Read on to see – and find out just how much a snowflake weighs.

Another Angle on Numbers

December 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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You probably know what the numbers we use look like, but do you know why they look like that? Read on to discover this little-known secret, and take a different angle on the math in numbers!

A Surprise Inside a Surprise Inside a…

December 2, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever seen those little wooden dolls that split open to show another little doll inside, then another inside that one? Ever wonder what they’re called? Read on to find out – and see how the math stacks up in these stacking dolls!