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Stacking Lego to the Sky

January 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fans Mikey and Mateo C. asked us, how many Lego bricks would it take to reach the top of the Empire State Building? Read on to do the math and see how the Lego stack up!

Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss the Movie

January 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Alexis V. asked us, how many times do we blink while watching a movie? Read on to find out the answer and do the math – you may not believe your eyes!

Backpack-Busting Books

January 23, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Genevieve B. asked us, how big is the world’s biggest book? Read on to find out the answer to this page-turning question!

The People Who Really Count

January 15, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Ajax L. asked us, what’s the highest anyone has bothered to count out loud? Read on to find out – and to see some crazy things people decided to do while counting!

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!