‘Animals’

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The Dog That Chases More Than Its Tail

June 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs like to take naps during the day, but the border collie is a type of dog who loves to be working all day long. And with rounding up sheep, goats, and llamas, these hard-working dogs need to do the math! Read on to find out the numbers behind these energetic, active, adorable animals.

Finding Dory – and Drawing Her

June 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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Animated movies take a lot of drawing, and a lot of math! Read on to go behind the scenes and see the numbers involved in some of your favorite movies.

Tiny Turbo-Bird

June 6, 2016 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!

Perfect Paper Pets

June 5, 2016 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!

A Year of Stuffed Animals

May 2, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Amber J. loves Chihuahuas, those very tiny dogs with big ears. So she asked us, how many stuffed Chihuahuas are made every day? Read on to cozy up with the math in stuffed animals and chihuahuas!

A Very Busy Picnic

April 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Annika S. asked us, how many ants would it take to cover your whole yard? Read on to find out by adding up the ants in this outdoor math!

Egg Hunt

March 27, 2016 3:59 pm

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We’ve included an extra math problem about Easter, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about the day. Read on to find out about the history of the Easter egg, and do the math on how quickly the candy can really add up!

When Jaguars Step It Up

February 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Leo S. asked us, how many steps does a jaguar take in 1 year? Read on to step into the math of jaguar steps and find out!

When Robots Horse Around

January 31, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Amber J. asked us, what is the biggest robot horse on Earth? Read on to find out about some pretty large robots – and horse around with the math!

A Bigger, Better Blob of Butter

January 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you had 1,000 pounds of butter, what would you do with it? Butter lots of pieces of toast? Melt it to make a lot of dipping sauce? How about make a statue out of it? Read on to butter up to the math behind the 1,000-pound butter sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.