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For Those Who Really Love Snakes

November 13, 2016 4:00 pm

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Fishermen get super excited when they catch a big fish. But they usually aren’t expecting one that’s longer than the boat!

Bug-Sized Book

November 11, 2016 4:00 pm

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How small is the smallest book you’ve ever read? We bet it’s not as small as this one, which is 1/8 of an inch big! And this book isn’t the only tiny book in this library’s collection. Read on to do the big math behind small books.

New York by the Numbers

November 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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New York is a big city. And when you stop to think about all the wild numbers around it, it seems even bigger! Read on to see how the math adds up in the City That Never Sleeps.

How to Type a Smiley Face

November 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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Numbers are on our fans’ minds! Bedtime Math fan Jordan F. asked us, how many emoji are there, and how many new ones join them each year? Read on to be 😯 by the number of emoji you can use each day!

Not Quite Scraping the Sky

October 29, 2016 4:00 pm

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Normally, skyscrapers are big buildings for which you have to reach your head really far back to see the top. But the Newby-McMahon “skyscraper” in Texas is a little different. Read on to find out why – and see how it can be really important to do the math when it comes to getting measurements right!

Photo-Fest

October 22, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Yuri R. S. asked us, how many pictures are taken every year around the world? When you add up all the devices that can take photos, it ends up being a lot! Read on to find out how fast the photos add up.

It’s Inktober!

October 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Our longtime fan Ajax L. just told us that October is also Inktober, where the challenge is to draw an ink drawing every day this month. Read on to see how quickly the artwork – or inkwork! – adds up.

When Rover Gets Rainbowed

October 2, 2016 4:00 pm

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Sidewalk chalk is a great way to make your sidewalk (and dog!) colorful. But did you know you can find plain-colored chalk in nature? Read on to master the math in sidewalk chalk.

Talk Like a Pirate!

September 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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Ahoy – it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! You may think pirates were all about attacking ships and taking treasure. But they had to do a lot of math to make sure they were going in the right direction. Read on to sail the high seas with the math, mateys!

Trip to the Sun

September 13, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Dillon M. asked us, how do we measure the distance from the Earth to the Sun? Read on to find out the answer to this great question, and do the out-of-this-world math!