‘Daily Math’

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One Eye on the Prize

January 3, 2018 4:00 pm


If you’ve ever seen those weird charts of letters like the one here, you know that they don’t spell out words. But what exactly do those odd jumble of letters do? Read on to find out – and see the math in sight!

Not-So-Pudgy Penguins

January 2, 2018 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Libby O. asked us, how tall are baby penguins compared to their moms and dads? (and gave us an awesome penguin drawing, too!) It turns out this is an excellent question! Read on to find out the answer and peck away at the penguin math.

What Happens in Just One Second

January 1, 2018 4:00 pm


A lot happens in one year. But just how much happens in one second? How far does the Earth travel? How many babies are born? How many stars are born? Read on to find out – and learn just how much every second counts!

The Race to Start the New Year

December 31, 2017 4:00 pm


Tonight is New Year’s Eve, when people everywhere ring in the new year. But 2015 doesn’t begin at the same time for everyone! Read on to do the time zone math and see who gets to celebrate the new year first!

Why Did the Cheetah Cross the Bridge?

December 30, 2017 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Troy W. saw the Thi Nai bridge – Vietnam’s longest sea bridge – near his house and started thinking, how long would it take a mouse to cross this super long bridge, and how long would it take a cheetah? Read on to find out, and race these animals with some speedy math!

The Next Time You Yawn…

December 29, 2017 4:00 pm


They say yawning is contagious from person to person: you see one person yawning, and that makes you need to yawn. But does your yawning make your dog sleepy? Read on to see how the numbers can add up quickly – and try not to yawn!

Even Better Than a Purple Bear

December 28, 2017 4:00 pm


Most teddy bears are brown. So what’s more exciting than the occasional purple or blue stuffed bears? A real life white bear – the polar bear! Polar bears are huge. Just how huge? Read on to find out the numbers on these fluffy friends.

Because Robots Love Toys, Too

December 27, 2017 4:00 pm


The Rubik’s cube is a fun puzzle that people have been solving for decades. So why not let robots have some fun with it, too? Read to see how fast a robot can solve this famous puzzle, and unscramble the layers of math in this Rubik’s-cubing robot!

Traffic Cops for Planes

December 26, 2017 4:00 pm


Ever wonder how many airplanes are flying above you and just how they know where to go when they land and takeoff? Read on to discover the high-flying math in directing airplane traffic!

Tale of Two Snowflakes

December 25, 2017 4:00 pm


You’ve probably heard that all snowflakes have 6 equal sides, and that no 2 snowflakes look the same. Is that all true? Read on to find out – and do the sums in snowflakes!