‘Animals’

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A Stick-y Home for Birds

December 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Sophie O. got inspiration from numbers in nature and asked us, how many twigs are in a bird’s nest? Read on to find out the answer, and discover the numbers in nest-building!

A World of Legs

December 2, 2015 4:00 pm

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Have you ever stopped to think about how many spiders there are? Well, Bedtime Math fan Charlie Y. has and asked, how many spiders are in the whole world? Read on to find out – and do the legwork and math behind spiders!

Catch It by the Tail

November 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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It must be fun to have a tail. It must be even more fun to have a long tail and measure yourself in tail lengths. As Bedtime Math fan Nhya points out, the cats in the “Warrior Cat” book series measure like this. What would it be like if other animals did this? Read on to find out, and enjoy a math tall tail!

A Very Thirsty Turkey

November 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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Thanksgiving is that holiday when we show our thankfulness for many things, including food. There are usually lots and lots of different foods on the table for Thanksgiving. But do you know what ingredient they all have in common? Read on to find out – and eat up the Thanksgiving dinner math!

Mega Massive Tooth

November 1, 2015 4:00 pm

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When you go to the beach, it’s fun to search for seashells. But one guy recently found something bigger than that! Read on to find out what this surprise was – and sink your teeth into the math.

Swimming Through Bricks

October 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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When you look in a river or stream, sometimes you see fish swimming around. But you don’t usually expect to see a giant fish sticking out of a building when you look up! That’s probably why this sculpture sticking through a building in Portland, Oregon is so eye-catching. Read on to find out about this flying fish sculpture and swim through the math.

Extreme Eels

October 11, 2015 4:00 pm

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Electric eels may not technically be eels, but they are definitely electric! These awesome animals can be over 6 feet long and deliver a 600-volt shock. Read on to see just how many batteries you could replace by having one pet electric eel – and do the shocking math behind these crazy creatures.

Rescuing the Big Cats

October 4, 2015 4:00 pm

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If you have a cute little cat as a pet, you don’t have to stop there — why not go bigger? One organization in Mexico rescues big cats – like lions, tigers, jaguars, and cheetahs – from places where they’re being treated poorly. The organization currently has over 30 cats that really enjoy cuddling up with each other. Read on to do the math on these big cats – and see just how many big paws are running around there!

Teeny Tiny Horse

September 28, 2015 4:00 pm

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Horses are beautiful animals. And when they come in miniature size, they’re even more adorable! Read on to horse around with some mini math, and see how fun these animals are.

Trunks, Teeth and Toenails

September 22, 2015 4:00 pm

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There are lots of pretty amazing things about elephants – including the numbers behind their big gray bodies! Read on to do some giant-sized math for Elephant Appreciation Day.