‘Animals’

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How Many Years in a Hamster Year?

April 23, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fans really want to know about animal years. Victoria and Emilia I. asked, can you measure years using animals other than dogs? And Sophie L. asked how old her cats are in cat years. Read on to do the math on the age of our favorite furry pals!

Crickets Who Count

April 21, 2018 4:00 pm

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We humans aren’t the only creatures who can do math. Crickets can, too! Read on to find out what counting cricket chirps can tell you, and do the nature math.

Dance Like a Cockatoo

April 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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We know we can teach an animal to dance: we see it at the circus all the time. But do regular wild animals hear music and dance on their own, matching the beat? Click “Read More” to find out and do the math.

Nelly’s Nose

April 19, 2018 4:00 pm

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Dogs like to play catch, fetch, or just chase us across the yard. But one dog can do much neater, trickier tricks. Read on to find out what cool things Nelly the golden retriever can do – and play with the math!

Top 10 Pets

April 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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Lots of animals can make great pets. But which are the most popular ones? It all depends on what you count. Read on to do the fluffy, fun math on our furry friends!

A Not-So-Friendly Frog

April 14, 2018 4:00 pm

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Really colorful animals are pretty, like the poison dart frog. But sometimes their colors are giving you a warning. Read on to find out just how these frogs are talking to you with their creative colors, and jump to it with the math in poison dart frogs!

A LOT of Extra Brothers and Sisters

April 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fans Alex and Jacob W. asked us, which animal of all has the most babies at once? Read on to find out – and do the math on having all those brothers and sisters!

Can Dogs Fly?

April 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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Dogs love to learn new tricks, and zoologist Mark Vette has trained three rescue dogs to do a pretty neat one. Read on to find out what it is – and do the tail-wagging math!

Slow but Super Snails

April 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Snails may be really slow, but they have some really cool math patterns and numbers in them! Read on to discover the secret of snails – and do the math.

“Draw a Picture of a Bird” Day

April 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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What do you like to draw? Have you ever drawn a bird? Well, if you’ve never had the pleasure of doing that, now’s your big chance because today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day. That means exactly what it sounds like it means, so grab some paper and crayons or a sidewalk and some chalk, and get to work! When you draw anything, you’re actually making lots of decisions without even realizing it: what exactly to draw, what coloring tools to use in what colors, and how big to draw your subject.  Luckily, on Draw a Picture of a Bird Day it doesn’t have to be a bird you saw today, which opens up a lot of possibilities.