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Try Not to Lose Your Marbles

June 19, 2018 4:00 pm

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Marbles are those pretty glass balls that roll all over the place, including under your couch! But did you know there are games people play with marbles? Read on to find out the interesting story behind the game of marbles, and roll through the marble-y math.

Finding Dory – and Drawing Her

June 16, 2018 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.

Getting Your Kicks from the World Cup

June 15, 2018 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!

Perfect Paper Pets

June 12, 2018 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!

A Fast 500 Miles

May 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to drive fast on a highway, but that’s nothing like driving a racecar. Read on to speed away with the math in racecars to get ready for the Indy 500 race!

What It Takes to Be Superman

May 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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They say Superman is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” But just how fast, powerful, and high-jumping is he? Read on to put numbers to the powers of Superman!

Blue Sky, Blue Sea…Blue Trees?

May 25, 2018 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.

Lego by the House-ful

May 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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Longtime Bedtime Math fan Benjamin H. asked us, how many Lego pieces are made every day? Read on to do the math and find out the answer to this fantastic question – you might be surprised at just how many Legos are being churned out and stacked up each day!

Tricky Triangles

May 21, 2018 4:00 pm

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Solve some shape-based puzzles with this tricky tangram story!

A One-Squiggle Cat

May 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s amazing what you can draw with just one line! Learn how Hilbert curves work with the help of a kitty in this story!