‘Daily Math’

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You’ll Never Believe What Money Can Buy

April 13, 2019 4:00 pm

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What’s the wackiest thing you can think of to buy? Read on to find out some pretty crazy things you can bid on, and see how they add up!

Gator Mania

April 12, 2019 4:00 pm

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In that swampy part of southern Florida called the Everglades, alligators abound. If you ride through on an airboat, you’re sure to have alligators swim right up to you, like our friend “Buckethead” here. Click “Read More” to do the math about “Buckethead” and his friends!

The Coolest Job in the World

April 11, 2019 4:00 pm

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If you want a great job when you grow up, guess what: you could be an “ice cream taster.” With counting chocolate chips, and sampling a fraction of the cartons, there’s a ton of math in this tasty job! Read on to see just how much, and try it out for yourself.

Big Mouth

April 10, 2019 4:00 pm

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Pelicans are those tropical birds with the funny sack hanging from their beak. Why do they have that giant gaping mouth? What’s going on in there? Click “Read More” to find out and do the math!

The Roll of a Lifetime

April 9, 2019 4:00 pm

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You probably don’t think about toilet paper too often – until it runs out. Well, if you get the new ‘Forever Roll’ of toilet paper, you’ll think about...

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Oh Give Me a Home…

April 7, 2019 4:00 pm

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Buffalo, those big furry animals also called bison, are the biggest animals in North America. They’re up to 11 feet long, weigh up to 2,000 pounds, and can jump pretty high, too! Click “Read More” to do some big buffalo math.

One Skate In Front of the Other

April 6, 2019 4:00 pm

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We know the wheel was invented by a bunch of cavemen thousands of years ago, but that wasn’t the end of it. It took centuries for people to see all the objects that could work – or work better – with wheels attached, resulting in all the cars, trucks, pulleys, and all our other machinery that uses spinny round things. Roller skates just showed up in the last couple of centuries: one version came out in 1760 but folks didn’t take to it, probably because they kept falling down. Then on this day in 1869, apparently Isaac Hodgson filed a patent for his roller skate, and the rest is history. Now we have sports played entirely on skates, like roller hockey, speed skating and roller derby. All of these go faster on wheels, but are a lot harder than playing on your regular old feet.

Best Way to Throw an Angry Bird

April 5, 2019 4:00 pm

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Robots are everywhere and can do anything from pressing a button to flinging an Angry Bird! Try your math skills at figuring out how this robot works!

Sky-High Group Dive

April 4, 2019 4:00 pm

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Can 20 guys really stack on top of each other and dive together into a pool? Read on to make a splash with math and find out!

Drawing for Life

April 3, 2019 4:00 pm

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Lots of kids like to draw for fun, whether with crayons or markers, fingerpaint or melted chocolate. The fun doesn’t have to end when you grow up, though. If you’re great at drawing, you can get paid to draw as your job! Look at Jim Paillot, who draws the pictures or “illustrations” in the Bedtime Math books. He gets to draw all day! He has drawn not only our books, but also dozens of My Weird School books as well as others. By the way, some drawings are more work than others. Spot art of just one animal or person. like the girl here from Bedtime Math 2, doesn’t take long to draw, but full page “illos” have to fill the whole page with color and scenery and more. When you add up all those books and the drawings on each page, you see quickly that drawing is not just great play, but hard work, too.