‘Daily Math’

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Popsicle Car

January 13, 2018 4:00 pm


You see icicles hanging off houses a lot in the winter, but what about full frozen waves covering cars? Read on to do the “cool” math of icicles.

Who’s the Winner, Snow or Trees?

January 12, 2018 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Evan K. asked us, which one does Earth have more of, snow or trees? What’s your guess? Read on to find out what the math says – you might be surprised by the answer!

Movie Time for Bugs

January 11, 2018 4:00 pm


Have you ever watched a movie in 3D and worn those funny glasses that make things look closer or farther away from you? Now imagine insects wearing them! Read on to find out why scientists put teeny tiny glasses on praying mantises – and do the 3D math.

Watch Those Lights!

January 10, 2018 4:00 pm


Today is “National Cut Your Energy Costs” Day, the day when we think about using less electricity in our homes, gasoline in our cars, and other forms of energy. Do you know what things in your house use the most energy? Read on to find out and celebrate the day by doing energy-saving math!

When Cheetahs Are Spot On

January 9, 2018 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Migael d.P. asked us, how many spots does a cheetah have? (And sent us a great drawing to help figure it out.) Read on to get wild with math and counting spots!

Race Against the Waves

January 8, 2018 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Elena S. asked us, how many footprints can a person make before they’re washed away? Read on to find out, and step up your math game on footprints!

When Triangles Make You Dizzy

January 7, 2018 4:00 pm


One of our favorite kinds of patterns are fractals, where each shape is made of tiny versions of itself, and then those new big shapes become the tiny shapes in an even bigger pattern. Snowflakes and clouds are fractals. Read on to find out about another kind of fractal – and see how you can get in on the fun fractal action!

From Slime to Shine

January 6, 2018 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Amber I. asked us, what is the world’s longest pearl necklace? Read on to see how close your guess is – and do the shiny pearl math!

Hang onto Your Hair!

January 5, 2018 4:00 pm


If a cat earned a dollar for every hair it shed, how much money would the kitty have at the end of 1 year? Read on to do the hairy math!

How Many Sheep Are You Wearing?

January 4, 2018 4:00 pm


When you wear a wool sweater, have you ever stopped to wonder what animal was wearing it before you? How about how many sweaters that animal could make? Read on to do the sweater sums!