‘Vehicles and Transportation’

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Mega Sno-Cone Machine

February 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sure, hockey and ice skating are fun. But what we love is the Zamboni: the big machine that comes on after the players to clean up the ice and make it nice and smooth. Read on to zoom around with Zamboni math!

Going Slideways

February 13, 2018 4:00 pm

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There are surprisingly lots of uses for truck tires. Some are more fun than others, like snow tubing. Read on for a fun ride through the math in tubing!

Calling All Cars!

February 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Abigail T. asked us, how many cars do we have in the whole world? Read on to take a ride through the car math and find out!

Your Own Rocket Car

January 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s amazing to watch a rocketship blast off. Now imagine if there were rockets attached to your car to make it go really fast! That’s exactly what some engineers are working on. Read on to find out just how fast they’re trying to make cars go – and speed through the rocket math.

Popsicle Car

January 13, 2018 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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.

The Biggest, Bestest Battery

December 22, 2017 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!

Bumper Cars Across America

December 17, 2017 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!