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When Triangles Make You Dizzy

January 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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One of our favorite kinds of patterns are fractals, where each shape is made of tiny versions of itself, and then those new big shapes become the tiny shapes in an even bigger pattern. Snowflakes and clouds are fractals. Read on to find out about another kind of fractal – and see how you can get in on the fun fractal action!

Because Robots Love Toys, Too

December 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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The Rubik’s cube is a fun puzzle that people have been solving for decades. So why not let robots have some fun with it, too? Read to see how fast a robot can solve this famous puzzle, and unscramble the layers of math in this Rubik’s-cubing robot!

Stretch That Song to the Sky

December 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you’d like to play an instrument that’s bigger than you are, try the harp. If you’d like to play an instrument that’s A LOT bigger than you, try the Earth Harp! Read on to find out about this 700-foot harp that Bedtime Math fans Sophie and Ian G. told us about – and play along with the math in music.

Roller Coaster through Your Kitchen

December 23, 2017 4:00 pm

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How would you like to run a roller coaster right through your home? It could start at any high spot, run through bedrooms and the kitchen, and pop out the front door. Someone actually built a coaster like this as a way to sell a house. Read on to see how one Dutch realtor crunched the numbers to create the most fun way to tour a house in style.

Time to Bake Cookies

December 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s National Bake Cookies Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some math-y cookies made by computer science professor Francesco De Comite! Read on to eat up the math in these puzzle-like cookies – and put your math where your mouth is.

A Tree That’s Hard to Top

December 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Anoushka M. visited the giant spruce tree at Rockefeller Center last week and it got her thinking about numbers. She asked us, how tall is that tree? Read on to find out – and trim the tree with math and numbers!

Flipping Out

December 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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There are lots of ways to get from one place to another, like walking, skipping, skateboarding, and driving. But it’s more fun to go from place to place doing backflips – and breaking world records! Read on to check out some backflip records, and flip out over the cool math.

Extreme Drumming

December 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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Drummer and Bedtime Math fan Luca R asked how many 16th notes are in a minute…

A Clean Kind of Dirty Money

December 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever done arts and crafts projects with glue and paper? Well, one guy tried out his own special (and illegal) art project with napkins, paper, and glue – and it got him into a lot of trouble! Read on to see just what his project was, and do the arts and crafts money math.

Swimming in Hot Cocoa

December 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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Hot chocolate and hot cocoa are different drinks, but they’re both yummy and great cold-weather drinks. They’re so good, in fact, that the world record for largest cup of hot cocoa was made in a swimming pool! You can never have too much of a good thing, so read on to find out just how much of this good thing was made in the pool – and swim through the delicious math.