‘Vehicles and Transportation’
Today we can travel across the country really fast by taking an airplane. But airplanes weren’t always around, which is why it was a big deal when the Transcontinental Railroad tracks were connected and people could get across the country more quickly than riding a horse or going around it by boat. Read on to take a trip with the math in this terrific train ride!
Bedtime Math fan Hailey S. asked us, how long does it take to fly to Mars? And Mary Claire A., another fan, just told us about this cool new way to live “on” Mars once you get there. Read on to do the out-of-this-world math on a galactic trip to Mars!
It’s fun to drive fast on a highway, but that’s nothing like driving a racecar. Read on to speed away with the math in racecars to get ready for the Indy 500 race!
Boats can float in any size. But it just seems like it’s more fun when it’s the world’s biggest cruise ship, complete with a 100-foot-tall water slide. Read on to cruise through the math in this giant ship!
Look up in the sky: it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a guy setting a world record on a hoverboard? Read on to fly through the math in this cool world record.
This mama duck and her baby ducklings look like they should be somewhere else, like floating on a lake. But they look happy just waddling along. Read on to find out where these baby birds are on their way to, and waddle along with the math in their adventure!
Try saying “We’re real rear wheels” 10 times fast — or even just twice. Not so easy, huh? That’s called a tongue twister, because it twists up your tongue. Read on for some more tricky phrases, and do the tongue twisting math!
Robots are fun, and driving around in cars is fun – so why not combine the two? Bedtime Math fan Caitlyn R. just sent us a great photo and video about just that: someone made their car wheel look like the robot BB8 from the newest Star Wars movie. Read on to ride your way through the math in tires, robots, and Star Wars!
Dogs love to learn new tricks, and zoologist Mark Vette has trained three rescue dogs to do a pretty neat one. Read on to find out what it is – and do the tail-wagging math!
What can be better than canoeing? David Bahnson thought canoeing with his two best four-legged friends would be fun. So he turned his canoe into a passenger boat. Read on to do the math on this canine canoe for three!