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Throw Those Snowflakes!

December 1, 2017 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Lucas W. asked us, how many snowflakes are in a snowball? Read on to do the ice cold math!

Gold on Fire

November 30, 2017 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Emerson S. asked, how much gold is on the flame on the Statue of Liberty’s torch? Well, the torch may not look that big to us from the ground, but when you get up close, you realize how big it really is – and how much gold goes into covering it. Read on to find out and discover the treasure-chest of math in Lady Liberty’s gold flame!

A Penny for a Big Piggy

November 29, 2017 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Rayhaan asked us, how many pennies can fit in the biggest piggybank? Read on to make “cents” of the math in the world’s biggest piggy bank!

Last Chance for Pumpkins

November 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Fall is about to turn into winter for many of us, so what do you do with all those pumpkins that won’t make it through the cold? Make yummy foods from them, of course! And the best part is, you can use almost every part of the pumpkin, including all those seeds. Read on for a simple seed recipe – and snack on some math while the seeds are cooking.

Dogs Who Love Sleds

November 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Symone B. went to Alaska and got to see huskies pull dogsleds in Denali National Park. Vehicles aren’t allowed in the park, so the dogs carry everything from place to place – including people! Read on to see how the miles and weight of their loads really add up – and do the math on these hard-working dogs.

Now That’s a Piece of Cake!

November 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Norah D. asked us, if you made a cake and had only 1 tablespoon of flour, how small would the cake have to be? Read on to find out – a do the teeny, tasty, tablespoon math!

November 25, 2017 4:00 pm

When you’re traveling, you’ll see all kinds of road signs telling you where you are and what to do, like stop or slow down. They may not look too big, but you’d be surprised by how giant they really are! Read on to find out the truth behind the size of these signs – and map out the road-sign math.

Trip to the Center of the Earth

November 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Ajax asked us, what happens if you dig a hole straight down into the ground? How far do you have to dig to reach the bottom? Read on to find out- and dig into the math!

Big Balloon Bash

November 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Any decent parade should have marching bands, clowns, and of course giant inflated balloons shaped like our favorite characters — and in New York the giant Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade does it all. Read on to be surprised by the numbers behind everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving Day parade…and get carried away with the math!

Time to Line Up…

November 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Do you sometimes look at the clock, waiting for time to pass and it just moves so slowly? Well, Bedtime Math fans Miriam, Silas, and Titus R. shared some great, fun clock number games you can play to pass the time. Read on to play with the numbers – and have a good time!