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The Tree You Can’t Hug

August 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever hugged a tree all the way around, we bet it was not a sequoia. Sequoias are huge trees! So naturally there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to discover the numbers in these towering trees.

Dashing Down the Street

August 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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You know those white and yellow lines painted down the middle of the roads? How long do you think they are? Read on to find out the answer – and be shocked by the “street math!”

A Song Every Minute

August 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elijah B. asked us, how many songs are there in the world? When you think about how long music has been around, the songs really begin to stack up. Read on for the answer, and to tune into the math in music!

Snow in the Summer

August 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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You might think snow in the summer sounds crazy. But not when you’re talking about a snow cone! Read on to discover how these tasty summer treats were started, and chill with some cool snow cone math.

The Buck Moon Stops Here

July 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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What’s so special about July’s full moon? Read on to find out, and see how full of math full moons are!

Let Freedom Ring – and Loudly

July 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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One of the most famous symbols of Independence Day is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And you might be shocked to find out that this bell isn’t a big deal for nothing – it’s a big bell! Read on to get the un-bell-ievable numbers behind this symbol of freedom.

Press Here for the Answer

July 3, 2016 4:00 pm

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How did people add numbers quickly before the calculator was around? Read on to learn about a cool invention made in the 1600s by a man named Blaise Pascal – and see how it added up!

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.

Try Not to Lose Your Marbles

June 20, 2016 4:00 pm

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Marbles are those pretty glass balls that roll all over the place, including under your couch! But did you know there are games people play with marbles? Read on to find out the interesting story behind the game of marbles, and roll through the marble-y math.

The Dog That Chases More Than Its Tail

June 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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Lots of dogs like to take naps during the day, but the border collie is a type of dog who loves to be working all day long. And with rounding up sheep, goats, and llamas, these hard-working dogs need to do the math! Read on to find out the numbers behind these energetic, active, adorable animals.