‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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Popsicle Car

January 13, 2020 4:00 pm

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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.

Why Did the Cheetah Cross the Bridge?

December 30, 2019 4:00 pm

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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!

Traffic Cops for Planes

December 26, 2019 4:00 pm

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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!

Roller Coaster through Your Kitchen

December 23, 2019 4:00 pm

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How would you like to run a roller coaster right through your home? It could start at any high spot, run through bedrooms and the kitchen, and pop out the front door. Someone actually built a coaster like this as a way to sell a house. Read on to see how one Dutch realtor crunched the numbers to create the most fun way to tour a house in style.

Bumper Cars Across America

December 17, 2019 4:00 pm

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Sitting in traffic got Bedtime Math fan Cecilia H. thinking: how many cars could you line up end to end from Los Angeles to New York? Read on to find out, and speed through the math in bumper-to-bumper cars!

Flipping Out

December 15, 2019 4:00 pm

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There are lots of ways to get from one place to another, like walking, skipping, skateboarding, and driving. But it’s more fun to go from place to place doing backflips – and breaking world records! Read on to check out some backflip records, and flip out over the cool math.

The Biggest, Bestest Battery

December 12, 2019 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elsie H. asked us a great question: how much energy does an electric car need to drive 1 mile? Read on to find out, and power up the math behind electric cars!

Dogs Who Love Sleds

November 27, 2019 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Symone B. went to Alaska and got to see huskies pull dogsleds in Denali National Park. Vehicles aren’t allowed in the park, so the dogs carry everything from place to place – including people! Read on to see how the miles and weight of their loads really add up – and do the math on these hard-working dogs.

The Truth about Road Signs

November 25, 2019 4:00 pm

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When you’re traveling, you’ll see all kinds of road signs telling you where you are and what to do, like stop or slow down. They may not look too big, but you’d be surprised by how giant they really are! Read on to find out the truth behind the size of these signs – and map out the road-sign math.

Monster on Wheels

November 21, 2019 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Mero H. asked us, how fast can a monster truck go? Read on to find out – and do the math, the monster math!