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“Star Wars” Star Drives Your Car

April 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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Robots are fun, and driving around in cars is fun – so why not combine the two? Bedtime Math fan Caitlyn R. just sent us a great photo and video about just that: someone made their car wheel look like the robot BB8 from the newest Star Wars movie. Read on to ride your way through the math in tires, robots, and Star Wars!

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!

How to Be a Juggler!

April 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s hard enough to catch a flying ball with one hand. But to juggle a whole bunch of them in the air — that takes a lot of math! Read on to play and juggle the numbers.

Who Invented Hopscotch?

April 16, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played hopscotch? If so, you know that it can get tricky. But did you know people have been playing hopscotch for over 1,000 years? Read on to find out more about this great game – and get hopping with the math!

When Your Words Really Count

April 13, 2018 4:00 pm

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We’re all about playing with the numbers. So we think a game that can combine playing with letters and numbers is awesome! Read on to see what game gives you this double dose of fun – and see how the math spells out.

Pictures That Stick

April 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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What combines sticky notes, video games, art, and math? These neat pictures of characters from the Mario Brothers video game! Read on to play your way through the math in this cool sticky note art.

“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.

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!

When Apples Try to Fly

April 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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We love food, and we love it even more when we get to play with it. Chef John Mitzewich likes to play with his food, too – and created this neat apple swan! Read on to find out how to make one, while swan-diving through the math in playing with your food.