‘Food’

Candy That Counts

February 14, 2017 4:00 pm

Around Valentine’s Day, there’s candy everywhere – especially those sugary, colorful hearts with cute messages on them. And when you think about how long they’ve been made for and how many are made each year, the candy count begins to add up! Read on to get sweet with the math in this fun holiday favorite.

And Now, Flying Pizza

November 22, 2016 4:00 pm

When you order pizza for delivery, usually you have to wait for a person to drive it to you in a car. But that may become old fashioned, since the first pizza delivery by drone just happened in New Zealand. Read on to do the yummy math in flying pizzas – and see how much faster you can get your delicious dinner delivered!

A Triple Bottle-Flip

October 5, 2016 4:00 pm

We’re loving this awesome video of a triple bottle-flip that Bedtime Math fans Matthew, Sean, and Ryan D. sent us! When you stop to think about it, this neat activity has lots of math involved. Read on to flip out over the fun numbers in bottle-flipping.

Speed Eating

July 14, 2016 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Anthony N. asked us, how fast can you eat 20 burgers? If you’re a world record holder, it’s pretty fast! Read on to gobble up the math in speed eating.

An Apple a Day Fills the Plane

June 18, 2016 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Tristam J. asked us, how many apples could you fit inside an airplane? Read on to find out and do the high-flying math in apple-filled airplanes!

Eat What You Eat With

April 22, 2016 4:00 pm

Usually the rule is you have to finish your dinner before you can have dessert. And now there’s an edible spoon, which will lessen the amount of plastic in landfills. So we’re wondering: will we now have to finish our spoons, too, before we can eat our ice cream? Read on to do the math in this neat new invention!

It’s No Joke

April 1, 2016 4:00 pm

On April Fools’ Day, everyone’s out to play jokes on each other. And no matter the trick, doing the math right is sure to help you fool your friends. Read on for some crazy jokes and April Fools’ Day math!

Cake for the World

March 28, 2016 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Grady S. asked us, how much cake does the whole world eat every day? Read on to find out and munch on the math!

Egg Hunt

March 27, 2016 3:59 pm

We’ve included an extra math problem about Easter, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about the day. Read on to find out about the history of the Easter egg, and do the math on how quickly the candy can really add up!

A Bigger, Better Blob of Butter

January 16, 2016 4:00 pm

If you had 1,000 pounds of butter, what would you do with it? Butter lots of pieces of toast? Melt it to make a lot of dipping sauce? How about make a statue out of it? Read on to butter up to the math behind the 1,000-pound butter sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.