‘History’

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The Dog That Chases More Than Its Tail

June 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs like to take naps during the day, but the border collie is a type of dog who loves to be working all day long. And with rounding up sheep, goats, and llamas, these hard-working dogs need to do the math! Read on to find out the numbers behind these energetic, active, adorable animals.

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.

Cross-Country Choo-Choo

June 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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Today we can travel across the country really fast by taking an airplane. But airplanes weren’t always around, which is why it was a big deal when the Transcontinental Railroad tracks were connected and people could get across the country more quickly than riding a horse or going around it by boat. Read on to take a trip with the math in this terrific train ride!

Flip-Flopping Flag

June 14, 2018 4:00 pm

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Did you know the American flag hasn’t always looked like it does now? It’s gone through a lot of different designs, which involves a lot of math to make it look good! Read on to find out how many versions of the US flag there have been, and see how the stars and stripes add up.

Monster Milkshakes

June 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sometimes when you want dessert, you just can’t decide what to eat. Well, with these milkshakes from Black Tap, you can have your cake and eat it on your milkshake, too! Read on to eat up the math behind monster milkshakes.

Wall-to-Wall Wows

June 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Scout B. asked us, how long is the Great Wall of China? Read on to find out the answer, and build your way up to the Great Wall math!

Another Reason to Eat Ice Cream

June 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a terrific holiday! But how was chocolate ice cream invented? Read on to see, and cool down with some delicious, chocolatey ice cream math.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

June 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Back in the old days before mattresses were made with foam and Slinky-like springs, making your bed was a lot harder work than it is today. Read on to find out why – and spring to the math in beds!

A Day for Doughnuts

June 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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National Doughnut Day is one of our favorite holidays! But how did this yummy food that Americans eat billions of each year come to be? Read on to see how this sweet treat quickly became a favorite – and do the doughnut math.

The Craziest Invention

May 16, 2018 4:00 pm

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What do microwaves and potato chips have in common? Read on to find out – and celebrate National Inventors Month by doing the math!