‘Everyday Math’

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Best of Bedtime Math: Pet Project

October 2, 2015 9:00 am

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Pets: can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Whether it’s a rambunctious Rover, rascally rabbit, or regular old rock, we’re all fond of our non-human friends. Here...

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Best of Bedtime Math: World Record for Weird

June 25, 2015 9:00 am

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Summer can be fun, of course, but it can also be stressful with zero school requirements or anything else to keep your kid busy. If you’re finding that...

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Best of Bedtime Math: A Playful Food Mood

June 18, 2015 9:00 am

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Summer doesn’t just mean snacking on fresh fruit at the playground, it also means that food can be a playground! Here are some of our favorite Bedtime Math...

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Best of Bedtime Math: Worth the Trip

June 11, 2015 9:00 am

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In our last Best of Bedtime Math post, we shared stories about road trips that didn’t end well. But a lot can go right on a journey too,...

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Best of Bedtime Math: Road Tripping, and Slipping

June 4, 2015 9:00 am

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Summertime has been on our minds for a while, and now the weather is finally matching the mood! To kick off the season of popsicles and pools, we’re...

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Best of Bedtime Math: Strange Days Ahead

December 30, 2014 8:00 am

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Well, we’ve made it (somehow) to the end of another year. While many great things happened this year, including the publishing of our second book, Bedtime Math: This...

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So You Wanna Be a…Percussive Dance Instructor

December 4, 2014 9:00 am

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It’s a classic conundrum for creative kids: should you dance or play the drums? Well, why not do both at once? Percussive dancers use their feet to beat...

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Best of Bedtime Math: H-2-Whoa

November 12, 2014 8:00 am

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We know that it can be hard to commit to doing something every day, no matter how much you love it. That doesn’t mean you should miss out...

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7 Great Stories of Personified Pooches

August 15, 2014 8:00 am

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We know that it can be hard to commit to doing something every day, even if that thing is as fun and special as Bedtime Math. We understand that sometimes life gets in the way. That doesn’t mean you should miss out on our favorite Bedtime Math problems! So from now on we’ll be bringing you monthly round-ups of our wackiest and most popular Bedtime Math problems from the past!

Rulers, Yardsticks, and Measuring Tape, Oh My!

November 12, 2013 8:00 am

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Years ago people used their bodies, rather than rulers and yardsticks, to measure length and distance. And while using the body does sound practical (You don’t have to hunt for your head or your foot like you do a misplaced ruler.), it can get pretty difficult. Add this to the fact that your foot is unlikely to be the same length as your neighbor’s, and you’ll see why the body isn’t so great for accurate measurements and comparisons. Here are some interesting facts about the history of measurement and a few fun activities to try: