‘Science and Nature’

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A Leafy Game of Leapfrog

October 21, 2020 4:00 pm

Chances are you’ve seen green bushes growing in front of people’s houses or in nature before. But have you ever seen bushes that were shaped like animals? Read on to do the math in this wild art form called “topiary.”

As Schlumpy As a Sloth

October 20, 2020 4:00 pm

Almost every animal gets its own day to be celebrated. And that’s why there’s International Sloth Day! Read on to slink through the math in these lovable, yet slow-moving creatures.

Stairway to the Moon

October 18, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fan Quinn F. asked us, how many stairs would you need to walk to the Moon? Read on to find out, and step up with the math behind this fun fan question!

Growing the Great Pumpkin

October 17, 2020 4:00 pm

It’s a popular time for pumpkins, which can be painted, carved or just used as decorations in front of your home for Fall. But if it’s a 2,000-pound pumpkin, it’s a little harder. Read on for the record-breaking numbers behind growing some of the largest pumpkins in the world!

The Wild Side of Watermelon

October 15, 2020 4:00 pm

All watermelons are long and round, right? Well, not these wacky watermelons! Read on to find out how farmers grow these cubed wonders – and do the math to see why it’s hip to be a square when you’re these fruits.

Pancakes for Your Pets

October 13, 2020 4:00 pm

People like pancakes, but apparently so do tortoises! And even tiny pancakes can be a delicious mouthful for small tortoises. Read on to see how the math in pancakes stacks up for these reptile friends.

From Dinosaur to French Fry

October 11, 2020 4:00 pm

Bedtime Math fans Parker and Kenley M. grow thousands of potatoes – some in really cool shapes like hearts, hands, ducks and dinosaurs – on their family farm. All those potatoes got them thinking, and they asked us, how many potatoes would it take to feed the world? Read on to find out and see how the math shapes up in the sums of spuds!

Give Me a High Five — or Fifty

October 10, 2020 4:00 pm

Starfish usually have 5 legs. But did you know that some types of starfish have up to 50 legs? Read on to get a leg – or 20 – up on the math in starfish!

Head-Banging Birds

October 6, 2020 4:00 pm

Imagine having to hit your head against a tree to get your dinner. That’s what woodpeckers have to do. Read on to peck your way through the math in eating bugs!

How to Bake a Bug Cake

October 4, 2020 4:00 pm

Have you ever eaten an ant? We bet this giant ant cake made by the Cake Boss is much more delicious than an actual ant. But why would anybody make a giant ant cake to begin with? Read on to see – and crawl your way through the awesome (and delicious!) ant math.