‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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The First Fast Driver

June 23, 2016 4:00 pm

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You see speed limit signs lots of places while driving: in neighborhoods, on highways, in front of schools. But we bet you’ve never seen a speed limit as slow as the one where the first person to get a speeding ticket was! Read on to find out just how low it was, and zip through the math in slow speed limits.

An Apple a Day Fills the Plane

June 18, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Tristam J. asked us, how many apples could you fit inside an airplane? Read on to find out and do the high-flying math in apple-filled airplanes!

Cross-Country Choo-Choo

June 17, 2016 4:00 pm

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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!

Tricky Trip to Mars

June 15, 2016 4:00 pm

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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!

A Fast 500 Miles

May 29, 2016 4:00 pm

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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!

Whatever Floats That Big Boat

May 20, 2016 4:00 pm

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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!

It’s No Joke

April 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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On April Fools’ Day, everyone’s out to play jokes on each other. And no matter the trick, doing the math right is sure to help you fool your friends. Read on for some crazy jokes and April Fools’ Day math!

The World’s Biggest Store

February 2, 2016 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered what the biggest store in the world is? If you haven’t, are you wondering about it now? Read on to find out about Wall Drug Store in South Dakota, which might take this record – and do the math on just how big it is!

Party around the World

December 31, 2015 4:00 pm

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The fun part about New Year’s Eve is that different places on Earth reach midnight at different times. So you could be in the new year while your friend in the time zone behind you is waiting to ring it in. Read on to celebrate the new year by timing out the math in New Year’s Eve!

Can a Robot Ride a Bike?

September 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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Meet Primer V2, a balancing bot with a special talent. Read on to find out what this radical, riding robot can do – and cruise along with the robot math!