You might not remember being pushed around in a stroller when you were 1 year old. But even so, you’re probably pretty sure the stroller didn’t have a gas-fueled engine driving it at the speed of a car. That didn’t stop one record-breaking dad from building the world’s fastest baby carriage.
When you fling yourself into a pile of leaves, do you ever wonder how many leaves are in there? You might be surprised at how quickly the number of leaves pile up.
One of the most fun things about numbers is the patterns they make. It’s even more fun when the number patterns can be found in nature, like Fibonacci numbers. Read on to find out about the Fibonacci pattern and celebrate Fibonacci Day today!
When you buy a banana, zucchini or tomato at the grocery store, it just pops from the shelf into your shopping bag. But that fruit or veggie may have already traveled thousands of miles to reach you! Two people from National Geographic decided to track the journey of a box of strawberries. It might shock you to find out how well-traveled your fruits are.
What better way to fall asleep than to count sheep — and better yet, a whole parade of them? Every year nearly 1 million sheep are lead through Madrid in search of warmer weather. Even though this may cause a traffic baa-ck up, it must be interesting to see (and count!) so many sheep parading through the city.
Times Square, a stretch of blocks in the middle of New York City, is famous for signs so bright that even at night the streets are as bright as daylight. And now one sign will shine brighter and bigger than all the rest. With 24 million LEDs, the world’s biggest billboard ever built is sure to grab some attention. It already grabbed ours with all the math in it!
It’s pretty amazing that you can write a letter to a friend, write an address hundreds of miles away on the envelope, and within days your friend gets your letter in the mailbox. And when the mailbox is underwater, like one in the town of Susami, Japan is, getting the mail may turn in to going for a swim.
The restaurant chain Olive Garden stirred up some excitement when they sold $100 all-you-can-eat passes: just $100 to eat as much pasta, salad and bread as you want as often as you want for 7 weeks. Well, one man from North Carolina decided to get his money’s worth, by having 95 meals (and counting!) in the first 6 weeks of his pass. He definitely put his money where his mouth is.
Today is an exciting milestone: this is the 1,000th day of Bedtime Math! Sometimes when you do something every day, you don’t realize how the numbers rack up. But as you’ll see, it all adds up pretty quickly.
It’s a big job to knit a sweater, not to mention a sweater that teaches math. But Sondra Eklund has done just that with her super-colorful, stripey prime factorization cardigan. Forget using a calculator – all she needs to do is look down at her sleeves to do the math!