‘Daily Math’

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A Lot of Rings to Count

November 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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Birthday parties are fun. And when you’re as old as the Methuselah Tree, you deserve to have at least one party! Read on to find out just how old this plant is, and branch out with some tree math!

Fat Dog

November 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dachshunds are those small dogs with short legs, who waddle close to the ground. But one dachshund ate so much human junk food, like pizza and hamburgers, that he weighed so much and had trouble waddling around. After going on a doggy diet, though, he now can happily run around. Read on to do the math on this disappearing dog and his new healthy foods!

Running Around the Whole World

November 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Valeria M. in Spain just asked us, how long would it take to run all the way around the world? Believe it or not, it’s been done! But how long would it take if you didn’t have to take any breaks? Read on to run through the math of world record runs.

Dog on Wheels

November 17, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to teach dogs tricks, like “paw,” and “roll over.” But to teach them to break a world record is another story! Read on to find out how Otto the dog became a world record holder, and skate through the math of dogs on wheels.

Crayons by the Billions

November 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you draw with a crayon, did you ever wonder how it was made? Or how many crayons are made in a day? You might be surprised at just how fast the machines can roll out those crayons. Read on to do the colorful math behind this favorite coloring tool!

Just for Kicks

November 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever kicked a ball as hard as you could? How far do you think it went? This is what some players do in American football – and it goes pretty far! Read on to see just how far it soars, and kick it up a notch with the numbers behind football.

Getting Carried Away – by Ants

November 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us how many ants would it take to pick you up and carry you? Read on to see how the numbers answer this great, antsy question – and get carried away with the math!

Sheep Parade

November 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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What better way to fall asleep than to count sheep — and better yet, a whole parade of them? Every year nearly 1 million sheep are lead through Madrid in search of warmer weather. Even though this may cause a traffic baa-ck up, it must be interesting to see (and count!) so many sheep in the city. Read on to parade your way through the sheep-y math.

Can You Drink a Whole Lake?

November 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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We got an awesome question from a Bedtime Math fan: Carmel P. wants to know, could you drink a whole lake in an hour? Read on to see what the numbers say – and drink in the math!

Spotlight on 11/11 11:11

November 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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We are loving the geometry in the Anthem Veterans Memorial sculpture in Arizona. What makes this sculpture so mathematically special? Read on to find out – and see how math can meet nature to create memorable and honoring tributes.