‘History’

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Best Suited for Guinea Pigs

September 12, 2016 4:00 pm

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Why does a guinea pig need a suit of armor? You never know! So read on, and suit up with the math in pet armor.

A McNugget That Made History

September 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Chicken McNuggets aren’t anything fancy. So why did one in particular sell for over $8,000? Read on to find out, and do a (Mc)nugget of math!

Ice Cream on Wheels

September 6, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Lisa B. asked us, how many ice cream bars and popsicles does a truck sell in a day? It all depends on where the truck goes, but the numbers can really add up! Read on to cool down with the math in ice cream trucks.

No Horsing Around on the Stairs!

September 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder why there are poles in firehouses? Turns out it’s because of horses, and not just for the firefighters to have fun sliding down. Read on to horse around with some firehouse math!

Stacking Those Stars

June 14, 2016 4:00 pm

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The American flag didn’t always look the way it does now. The number of stars and stripes have changed as the country has changed. Read on to do the starry, stripey math on the star-spangled banner.

Heads or Tails?

June 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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To decide things, lots of times we flip a coin. There’s even a Flip a Coin Day that celebrates this! Read on to see how long this decision-making method has been around – and flip over the math in coin flipping.

A Great Day to Be Square

April 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Usually “square” means you’re “not cool,” but in math, squares do very cool things. And it’s even more fun when you can play with the date to make cool square math problems! Read on to find out what squares do – and what dates get to be square.

Egg Hunt

March 27, 2016 3:59 pm

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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 Great Place for Cherry Pie

March 26, 2016 4:00 pm

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Spring is when leaves and flowers come into bloom. Some of the most famous flowers are those on the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. With over 3,000 trees, there’s plenty of math budding there! Read on to do the “tree-rific” math in these beautiful blossoms.

No Job Too Big for Ben

February 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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When you think about what you want to be when you grow up, you might say an inventor, or a musician, or a firefighter, or governor of your state. But why choose just one? Read on to find out about a guy who did lots of different jobs – and do the math to see how he made each one count!