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Number-Crushing Cupcake

December 6, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you’re really hungry, you can gulp down a cupcake in a few bites. But what about a 3-foot one that holds the record for the world’s largest cupcake? Read on to bake up the math in just how much stuff went into this cupcake – and chow down on the cupcake numbers!

Messed-up Pennies

December 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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Pennies are always only worth 1 cent…right? Not all of them. Read on to crunch the numbers behind messed-up money and how that makes some pennies more valuable than others!

For Those Who Really Love Snakes

November 13, 2016 4:00 pm

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Fishermen get super excited when they catch a big fish. But they usually aren’t expecting one that’s longer than the boat!

Bug-Sized Book

November 11, 2016 4:00 pm

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How small is the smallest book you’ve ever read? We bet it’s not as small as this one, which is 1/8 of an inch big! And this book isn’t the only tiny book in this library’s collection. Read on to do the big math behind small books.

New York by the Numbers

November 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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New York is a big city. And when you stop to think about all the wild numbers around it, it seems even bigger! Read on to see how the math adds up in the City That Never Sleeps.

How to Type a Smiley Face

November 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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Numbers are on our fans’ minds! Bedtime Math fan Jordan F. asked us, how many emoji are there, and how many new ones join them each year? Read on to be 😯 by the number of emoji you can use each day!

Not Quite Scraping the Sky

October 29, 2016 4:00 pm

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Normally, skyscrapers are big buildings for which you have to reach your head really far back to see the top. But the Newby-McMahon “skyscraper” in Texas is a little different. Read on to find out why – and see how it can be really important to do the math when it comes to getting measurements right!

Photo-Fest

October 22, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Yuri R. S. asked us, how many pictures are taken every year around the world? When you add up all the devices that can take photos, it ends up being a lot! Read on to find out how fast the photos add up.

It’s Inktober!

October 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Our longtime fan Ajax L. just told us that October is also Inktober, where the challenge is to draw an ink drawing every day this month. Read on to see how quickly the artwork – or inkwork! – adds up.

When Rover Gets Rainbowed

October 2, 2016 4:00 pm

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Sidewalk chalk is a great way to make your sidewalk (and dog!) colorful. But did you know you can find plain-colored chalk in nature? Read on to master the math in sidewalk chalk.