# Be a Math Ninja!

Here's your nightly math! Just 5 quick minutes of number fun for kids and parents at home. Read a cool fun fact, followed by math riddles at different levels so everyone can jump in. Your kids will love you for it.

# Be a Math Ninja!

April 3, 2017

Every year April is Math Awareness Month! To celebrate, today Bedtime Math is doing a Math Movie Monday, with a fun video for you on math in real life. In today’s episode, “Ninja Training,” we meet Kevin, a guy who will try any job but is almost never good at it. Why? Because he doesn’t do the math right. Watch what happens when he tries to be a sneaky ninja and it all goes wrong. (Parents: You might want to check out the video first before showing to your wee-est ones.) Click here to watch!

Wee ones: Kevin has to sneak through windows. What shape is the window in your room?

Little kids: To reach that window, Kevin climbs a ladder. If he’s climbed up the first 3 rungs, what numbers are the next 3 rungs he climbs? Bonus: If there are 10 rungs total, how many does he have left?

Big kids: If Kevin takes 12 seconds to climb the ladder and 1 second more than that just to fall through the window, how much time does that take in total? Bonus: Can he then make a 28-second run down the hall and finish it all in under 1 minute? (Reminder if needed: A minute has 60 seconds.)