‘Science and Nature’

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A Lot of Rings to Count

November 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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Birthday parties are fun. And when you’re as old as the Methuselah Tree, you deserve to have at least one party! Read on to find out just how old this plant is, and branch out with some tree math!

Running Around the Whole World

November 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Valeria M. in Spain just asked us, how long would it take to run all the way around the world? Believe it or not, it’s been done! But how long would it take if you didn’t have to take any breaks? Read on to run through the math of world record runs.

Getting Carried Away – by Ants

November 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us how many ants would it take to pick you up and carry you? Read on to see how the numbers answer this great, antsy question – and get carried away with the math!

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!

Spotlight on 11/11 11:11

November 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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We are loving the geometry in the Anthem Veterans Memorial sculpture in Arizona. What makes this sculpture so mathematically special? Read on to find out – and see how math can meet nature to create memorable and honoring tributes.

A Berry Big Mess

November 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered how cranberries get from the farm and into your cup of juice? Unlike other fruits, like apples, that you pick straight from the tree, farmers have a unique – and wet! – way of picking cranberries. Read on to get the scoop on cropping cranberries, and do the “berry” wild math.

Pocket-Sized Pooches

November 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Dogs come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, from really big to really small! But just how small is the smallest dog? Read on to find out – and do the math behind petite pups.

Putting the Jelly in Jellyfish

November 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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We have jelly, and we have fish…and then we have jellyfish. It’s a great name for this slimy sea creature. Jellyfish can be smaller than your fingernail, or...

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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.