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.

May 12, 2017

Your body is an amazing machine that does far more than you realize. As this webpage sent by our fan Josh W. shows, your lungs, heart, muscles, teeth, and other parts all do a ton of work:

– You also don’t think about the 17,000 breaths you take.
– About 50,000 thoughts pass through your brain in a day, maybe even 60,000.
– Your body makes enough heat to run 25 light bulbs all day.
– Each blood cell makes 1,440 trips around your body in a day. That’s why those cells live only about 40 days, after making 60,000 trips.

And there’s more. If you feel tired just from reading this, think how your heart, brain and liver feel!

Little kids: Take 10 deep in and out breaths, counting them from 10 down to 1. Bonus: If you had taken 14 breaths instead, how many more breaths would that be?

Big kids: If cells last 40 days, with May 11 counting as their whole first day, which day is their last? (Reminder: May has 31 days.) Bonus: If you thought 2,000 thoughts each hour, would that rack up to 50,000 thoughts in a 24-hour day?