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A Song Every Minute

August 4, 2020 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elijah B. asked us, how many songs are there in the world? When you think about how long music has been around, the songs really begin to stack up. Read on for the answer, and to tune into the math in music!

Tongue Twister for Your Eyes

August 3, 2020 4:00 pm

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Does this picture look right to you, or does something seem a little strange about it the more you read the words? Read on to see why this optical illusion trips up your brain and eyes – and do the colorful math!

The Write Stuff

July 25, 2020 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Nya W. asked us, how big is the world’s biggest pencil? It turns out, there’s more than one! Read on to get the scoop on giant pencils – and sharpen up your math.

Rock Star Robot

July 20, 2020 4:00 pm

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Robots can do almost everything these days – including play the guitar! Read on to hear the toe-tapping talent of one Lego robot, and find out how math helps this machine make marvelous music.

Three Sheets to the Wind

July 16, 2020 4:00 pm

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You can do lots of things with a blank piece of paper, including making a world record-setting paper airplane! Read on to soar with the math and numbers in these classic creations.

Pinging All Pots and Pans

July 6, 2020 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played ping pong or table tennis? In that game, you smack a little white ball back and forth over a net on a table. But...

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Real and Stuffed Animals

June 29, 2020 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your stuffed animals all suddenly became real animals? Would they be bigger or smaller than they are as stuffed animals? Read on to do the math in life-sized snugglies!

Blue Sky, Blue Sea…Blue Trees?

June 19, 2020 4:00 pm

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This may look like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but these blue trees are real! Of course, an artist painted them to make them blue. Read on to find out why – and see how the math can really add up when art meets nature.

Finding Dory – and Drawing Her

June 16, 2020 4:00 pm

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Animated movies take a lot of drawing, and a lot of math! Read on to go behind the scenes and see the numbers involved in some of your favorite movies.

Perfect Paper Pets

June 12, 2020 4:00 pm

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This sleepy bear looks so real that if you poked him, he might startle awake. But he’s a sculpture made by artist Calvin Nicholls. Read on to be surprised by the material Calvin uses in his sculptures, and see where math meets art in his amazing work!