Who can make the biggest splash at the pool this summer? Math can help us figure it out!
Summer storms may drive your family inside, but when the clouds clear, don’t be shy about heading back out. Where there’s mud, there’s also math! Don’t believe us? Check out these fun muddy activities and see how they go hand-in-hand with messy math.
A water balloon battle is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Sometimes you want to prolong the refreshing splashes a bit longer. That’s where water balloon games come in handy. Grab your garden hose and a package of water balloons because it’s time to get started!
July 4th is also known as Independence Day in America. It’s when we celebrate the birthday of the United States. But it took those first Americans a while to decide on a new flag. They tried out one with a snake on it – yuck – and another that looked so much like England’s flag that it confused everyone. Fortunately, Betsy Ross got us all under the same starry banner, and today, we’re going to the numbers behind her story – starting with 1776, of course!
July is National Anti-Boredom Month, which makes us wonder if August will be Twiddle Your Thumbs and Yawn Month. Luckily, we won’t have to worry about that for another 31 days, and we’ve got 3 activities in our latest downloadable printable that will destroy boredom any month of the year!
You know we’re always looking for good reasons to play with our food, so here’s an easy way to add zing, and math, to a simple summer meal. All you need to get going is a pot of hot water, 20 or so strands of spaghetti, and a package of hot dogs or brats!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – especially during National Dairy Month! Although we can easily get our own ice cream in a store or ice cream shop, it’s very easy to make your own. You don’t even need a machine – you just need a few plastic bags and some cool moves!
Glow sticks magically light up summer nights. I love watching my kids spin and twirl while smiling, laughing and leaving a luminescent trail. Grab your stash of glow sticks and bracelets, and try these activities for a glowing good time!
My kids just love carnivals–the rare opportunity to scarf down junk food, the thrilling rides, and the fun games. There’s a lot of math involved, too!
The very first movies didn’t have sound, which meant squeezing a piano into the theater to add some musical excitement. Today, people like Rich Hamilton make sure we hear every word our favorite character speaks, shouts, and whispers. While that means less work for piano players, it makes a better movie-going experience for us. Bedtime Math sat down with Rich to learn about every angle of his work as a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator.