‘Animals’

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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.

Putting the Jelly in Jellyfish

November 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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We have jelly, and we have fish…and then we have jellyfish. It’s a great name for this slimy sea creature. Jellyfish can be smaller than your fingernail, or...

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Can a Bird Take You for a Ride?

November 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Kaien M. asked us a great question: how many birds would it take to pick you up and fly with you? Read on to fly away with the math and see what the answer to this question is!

Dinosaur Dogs

November 1, 2017 4:00 pm

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Lots of kids dress up for Halloween. But people also spend a lot of time carefully planning out the costumes for their dogs, too! And pooches in New York City then get to strut their stuff in a Halloween Dog Parade. Read on to find out what some of the popular pup outfits were this year – and do the canine costume math.

Working Out with Wolves

October 30, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you got to run with wild wolves, would you have more fun running? Some scientists got to do this, but they were experimenting to see if the wolves would get along better and share more food. Read on to see how they trained the wolves to run on treadmills – and run through the wild math!

When Elephants Were Furry

October 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Woolly mammoths were long-ago cousins to the elephant – and they were definitely woolly! With hair as long as 3 feet, they were sure to keep warm in the cold winters. Read on to discover the hair-raising numbers behind this mammoth of a creature.

Hamster on a Roll

October 25, 2017 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs enjoy going for car rides. And apparently one woman thought her hamster was missing out and needed a ride of his own. Read on to see the math that happens when you let a hamster out of his hamster wheel to go on a four-wheeled adventure!