Best of Bedtime Math: Strange Days Ahead

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Best of Bedtime Math: Strange Days Ahead

December 30, 2014

Well, we’ve made it (somehow) to the end of another year. While many great things happened this year, including the publishing of our second book, Bedtime Math: This Time It’s Personal, and the explosive launch of our Crazy 8s club, we’re even more excited about 2015. We have a 2nd season of Crazy 8s that’s sure to keep kids coming back for more fun after-school math, and we’re aiming to reach 100,000 club members across the country – 30,000 kids have already participated in Crazy 8s. And be sure to keep an eye out for our third book, Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out, coming in March – good things really do come in 3s.

Besides the ongoing work with our mission to help kids love math, there are some specific days we’re looking forward to in 2015. You may have noticed numerous Bedtime Math problems celebrating rather unusual holidays. We wouldn’t want our readers to miss out on these special days, so here’s a list of our favorite holidays that haven’t quite caught on yet:

January 28th: Start the New Year off with a bang – or at least a very intense pop! It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.

February 8th: Depending on which hemisphere you live in, you might have to bundle up to fly your colors on Kite Flying Day.

April 4th: The first Saturday in April is a perfect time to wallop friends, family, and strangers with bedding – it’s International Pillow Fight Day.

June 29th: Nobody enjoys ironing clothes, but there is one type of iron that deserves its own delicious day. Just try to contain yourself and avoid getting too syrupy on National Waffle Iron Day.

July 30th: When we were kids, we were put off by the term “cheesecake.” We imagined chunks of cheddar hiding in otherwise-delicious chocolate cake. Don’t let your kids fall into the same trap. Educate them about the wonders of this creamy treat on National Cheesecake Day.

August 8th: Sure dude, you could go bowling on any day, but the second Saturday of August offers free and reduced-priced games at many bowling alleys. Lace up your funky shoes for National Bowling Day.

October 2nd: A ceremony for those who just can’t bring themselves to trust a groundhog’s meteorological forecasting skills (we can’t imagine why): Baltimore Bill is a blue crab that wants to tell you when winter is coming, and you can learn by watching him walk off a dock.

December 16th: Because apparently there aren’t enough sweets at this time of year already, it’s National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day. (We’re pretty sure “Anything” refers to any food, but we can’t get the image of a chocolate-covered car out of our heads!)

And just a reminder: every day of 2015 is worth celebrating, because we’ll continue to deliver new Bedtime Math problems daily! You can sign up to have the problem delivered to your inbox, or you can opt to download our mobile app for iPhone, iPad & Android devices.

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Derek Stump

Derek Stump

As Staff Writer, Derek strives to bring you exciting Bedtime Math content and keep commas in their rightful place. Previously he helped manage a film studio in the Philadelphia area. Derek holds a B.A. in Communication- Media Production from Villanova University.

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