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American Ninja Warrior

July 21, 2014 4:00 pm

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If there’s one time you get to see super-strong, super-fast people do amazing stunts, it’s on “American Ninja Warrior.” Athletes have to do all kinds of stunts to get through crazy obstacle courses like climbing tilted ladders and run across tipping mats. Click “Read More” to see the math needed to get through the obstacles!

The State of Lego

July 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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Every state in the United States is different. Each has its own history and foods, trees and animals, cool places to see and activities to try. One person decided to show all of this – with Legos! Click “Read More” to do the Lego-y math of the 50 States.

Speed Sliding: The Real Deal

July 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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We love waterslides here at Bedtime Math. So a big, roller-coaster-like waterslide with plastic ramps soaring dozens of feet into the air definitely grabbed our attention. Click “Read More” to find out about this gigantic water ride and slide through the math!

Bursting the Bubble Record

July 7, 2014 4:00 pm

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One way to break a world record is to join a giant group of people who try to break it together. And bubble-wrap popping is one of the best records to break. Click “Read More” to see how the people at Twin Lakes Elementary school popped out some math and broke the record.

Downhill Slide to a World Record

July 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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There aren’t many things more fun than a water slide. One thing that might beat it, though, is setting a water slide world record. Click “Read More” to find out how Mahwah, NJ students slid by this record, and do the math!

Getting Your Kicks from the World Cup

June 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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We are a week into the World Cup, the giant competition where countries send their best soccer players (or football, as most countries call it) to try to win the top prize. The countries are clumped into groups of 4, usually from 4 different continents, and each team plays the other 3; the 2 winningest teams from each group go on to the round of 16. With all these matches going on, the goals really start to add up. Click “Read More” to do the World Cup math!

Your Daily Lego

June 12, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you like Lego, you might know that helpless feeling when you need a skinny 1-bump-by-4-bump neon green piece, and it MUST be that one piece, and you have to dig through hundreds of pieces to find it. Well, now there’s a solution to that! Click “Read More” to find out how one clever dad solved this problem and see how the Lego numbers build up.

Gargantuan Paper Airplane

June 11, 2014 4:00 pm

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It always feels good to fold a piece of paper into a triangle, hurl it into the air and watch it sail across the room like a real airplane. So you can imagine the excitement if that paper plane is 45 feet long. Click “Read More” to see this gargantuan airplane and do the math!

Picture Perfect

June 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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When people snap a really awesome photo, they want to show it off to everyone, so they share millions photos a day on the Internet. But that couldn’t have happened back in 1826 when the first photo was taken. Click “Read More” to see how far the camera has come and how the photos really start to add up!

Grouchy Birthday, Oscar!

June 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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Today is Oscar the Grouch’s birthday – he turns 45 years old! And what better way to celebrate than with some fun facts and math about this lovable grouch and trash! Click “Read More” to do the math.