‘Science and Nature’

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Race Against the Waves

January 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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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!

From Slime to Shine

January 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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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

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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

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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!

One Eye on the Prize

January 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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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

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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

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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

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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!

The Next Time You Yawn…

December 29, 2017 4:00 pm

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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

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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.