‘Animals’

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The Ugly Duckling of the Bug World

October 3, 2014 4:00 pm

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Butterflies are beautiful, but most don’t start out looking quite so nice. Take the swallowtail butterfly pictured here for example. In caterpillar form it looks like bird poop so other animals won’t eat it – and that seems to work! Click “Read More” to find out more, and see how the numbers transform in this shape-shifting math.

Who Is Man’s Best BFF?

September 28, 2014 4:00 pm

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What dog do people like the most? Is it the German Shepherd? The Labrador Retriever? Or maybe the Springer Spaniel? Click “Read More” to find out – and dig up the numbers on man’s best friend!

Jaws vs. Claws

September 22, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you had to choose between running into a crocodile or a shark, you’d have a tough decision, since you probably don’t want to mess with either one. But what happens when those two animals bump into each other? Click “Read More” to see what happened in real life, and do the math to see what should happen!

Meet the Mola Mola

September 17, 2014 4:00 pm

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The mola mola fish, or sunfish, is definitely a fish, but looks more like an alien visiting from outer space. And when it comes to this wacky creature, there are a lot of numbers! Click “Read More” to discover these numbers, and do the mola mola math.

White as a…Lobster

September 11, 2014 4:00 pm

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Lobsters are those reddish-pink, claw-waving sea critters who hope not to get caught and become someone’s tasty dinner. Well, two lobsters have escaped being eaten simply by looking really cool. Click “Read More” to find out how their good looks saved them, and do the lobster math.

Spectacular, Smelly Fish

September 7, 2014 4:00 pm

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There are lots of ways that fish in an aquarium can wow us. But this mandarinfish may take the cake. Click “Read More” to find out why – and swim your way through the fish math!

Puff Daddy

August 24, 2014 4:00 pm

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We humans love to build sandcastles, but we aren’t the only ones. Click “Read More” to see what other animals enjoy a good sandcastle, and do some underwater math!

Porcupettes

August 17, 2014 4:00 pm

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We love learning new words here at Bedtime Math, and we just discovered a great one, “porcupette:” If you want to learn what this means, too, click “Read More” and do the porcupette math!

Eight (Legs) Is Enough

August 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Our 8-legged friend the octopus is an animal that’s been around for nearly 300 million years. Maybe that’s why it’s become pretty smart for a slimy sea creature. Click “Read More” to find out multi-talented leggy creature, and do the octopus math!

A Big Bite of Shark

August 6, 2014 5:23 pm

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Recently, a fisherman in China caught a 16-foot long whale shark in his fishing net, weighing more than 2 tonnes. It was so huge that he had to drape it over a truck to drive it to the fish market! Click “Read More” to get the numbers behind sharks, and do the math.