‘Animals’

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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.

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!

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.

Dogs Who Love Sleds

November 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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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.

Fat Dog

November 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dachshunds are those small dogs with short legs, who waddle close to the ground. But one dachshund ate so much human junk food, like pizza and hamburgers, that he weighed so much and had trouble waddling around. After going on a doggy diet, though, he now can happily run around. Read on to do the math on this disappearing dog and his new healthy foods!

Dog on Wheels

November 17, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to teach dogs tricks, like “paw,” and “roll over.” But to teach them to break a world record is another story! Read on to find out how Otto the dog became a world record holder, and skate through the math of dogs on wheels.

Getting Carried Away – by Ants

November 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us how many ants would it take to pick you up and carry you? Read on to see how the numbers answer this great, antsy question – and get carried away with the math!

Sheep Parade

November 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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What better way to fall asleep than to count sheep — and better yet, a whole parade of them? Every year nearly 1 million sheep are lead through Madrid in search of warmer weather. Even though this may cause a traffic baa-ck up, it must be interesting to see (and count!) so many sheep in the city. Read on to parade your way through the sheep-y math.

Pocket-Sized Pooches

November 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dogs come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, from really big to really small! But just how small is the smallest dog? Read on to find out – and do the math behind petite pups.