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The Secret at the Center of Your Favorite Story

April 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you read a book and flip through the pages, do you ever wonder how that book was made? You might be surprised to learn just how much math it takes to make a book! Read on to see where reading and writing meet arithmetic.

A Day for Our Friend Earth

April 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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Today is Earth Day, that day when we think about this amazing, beautiful planet that we call home, and how we can take better care of her. It was started back in 1970 to remind us to think about the environment. But we should think that way every day, right? Click “Read More” to see how we can do this and find out how the recycling numbers can really stack up!

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.

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!

“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.

The Great Pillow Fight

April 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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Kids love pillow fights. Apparently adults do, too, since lots took part in International Pillow Fight Day in early April. And where there’s pillow tossing and feathers flying, there’s bound to be lots of math! Read on to do the feathery fun math of pillow fights.

The Heartbeat That Can’t Be Beat

April 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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How much faster does a hummingbird’s heart beat than your own? Quicken your pulse with some top speed math in nature!

Hang Onto That Party Balloon!

April 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you let a balloon go, how high can it float? Reach new heights with this story starring a Bedtime Math Superfan!

Who’s Faster, a Train or a Plane?

March 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Vasily M. asked us, what’s the fastest you could get from New York to Los Angeles by train? Read on to travel through the math of the twists and turns it takes to get across the country!