‘Daily Routine’

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Crayons by the Billions

November 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you draw with a crayon, did you ever wonder how it was made? Or how many crayons are made in a day? You might be surprised at just how fast the machines can roll out those crayons. Read on to do the colorful math behind this favorite coloring tool!

Sheep Parade

November 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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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 in the city. Read on to parade your way through the sheep-y math.

Can You Drink a Whole Lake?

November 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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We got an awesome question from a Bedtime Math fan: Carmel P. wants to know, could you drink a whole lake in an hour? Read on to see what the numbers say – and drink in the math!

Counting the Stars

November 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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When it’s really clear at night and there aren’t a lot of lights around, you can look up at the sky and see lots and lots of stars. But you’d be amazed by just how many star are up there that your eyes can’t see! Read on to count up the stars and be star-struck by the math in the sky.

How to Get a Bigger Brownie

November 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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Cake tastes delicious no matter what shape it’s in. But we’re loving this cake-cutter made by Matthias Wandel that cuts the cake into hexagons. Read on to find out why this hexagon knife is so cool – and bite into the cake math!

Your 25-Hour Day

November 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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Tonight people across the U.S. will end “daylight savings,” that time of year when our clocks say a time 1 hour later than the “real” time in space. We’ll turn our clock hands back 1 hour, and in the spring turn them forward as we do every year. Why do we do this? Read more to find out, and do the math!

Lost and Found, Forever

November 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever found something that you lost so long ago you forgot all about it? We bet it wasn’t lost for as long as the wallet and watch in today’s math problem! And it most likely didn’t travel as high as the lost GoPro camera, either. Read on to do the math on these long lost – and long found! – items.

B is for Birthday

November 2, 2017 4:00 pm

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Today we celebrate a very important person’s birthday. Read on to find out who gets to blow out the candles and eat the (cookie) cake today, and get munching on the “monster” math!

When Your Fridge Spits Candy

October 31, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you live in America, you may come home today from trick-or-treating with a huge pile of candy, or have leftovers from the candy you give kids who visit you. Where are you going to put it all? One candy-loving guy has the answer. Read on to find out his clever solution, and crunch on the candy math!

Why We Run in the Rain

October 23, 2017 4:00 pm

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Do we even want to run in the rain? Usually no. But if it’s raining outside and you just have to get from here to there, will you get wetter running or walking? Read on to find out and do the raindrop math!