Author: Laura Overdeck

Take a Walk with a Fish
December 6th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Michael B. just let us know that scientists found a fish on the ocean floor that can walk! Read on to take a walk on the wild side with the math in this amazing discovery.

Invasion of the Nanodots
December 5th, 2022

You would never guess that a bunch of tiny little metal balls could turn into mindblowing art. But with Nanodots, you can make all kinds of cool 3D shapes. Read on to discover the big math fun in these little magnets!

Way Too Big for the Bathtub
December 4th, 2022

A rubber ducky is a great toy for bathtime — unless the duck is bigger than your whole house, like the world’s largest rubber ducky! Read on to swim through the math in this gigantic bath toy.

Messed-up Pennies
December 3rd, 2022

Pennies are always only worth 1 cent…right? Not all of them. Read on to crunch the numbers behind messed-up money and how that makes some pennies more valuable than others!

The “Dessert Compartment”
December 2nd, 2022

Have you heard of the “dessert compartment?” Okay, so it might not be a real thing, but when we see new food – especially dessert! – our stomachs sure do know how to make room. Read on to fill your appetite for delicious food and math!

King of the Garbage Can
December 1st, 2022

You probably know that it isn’t a great idea to eat out of the garbage. But that’s where some of the favorite foods of raccoons come from. Read on to do the math behind these super smart, masked masterminds!

Chickens Playing the Xylophone
November 30th, 2022

The xylophone is such a fun musical instrument. So why should we humans be the only ones to enjoy playing it? Read on to do the musical math in chickens pecking and playing this fun instrument!

Land of the Flying Pumpkins
November 29th, 2022

After Halloween and Thanksgiving, what do you do with all those pumpkins that are left over? You use all kinds of machines to toss them as far as possible in the Punkin Chunkin contest, of course! Read on to do the math in hurling pumpkins – and see how far they can go.

Are There More Boys or Girls?
November 28th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Aliza W. just asked us a great question: are there more girls or boys in the world? Read on to discover the numbers in boys vs. girls!

Watch Out for the Flying Guitars
November 27th, 2022

You can make art out of just about anything – including guitars and bikes! And there may be more math in it than you realize. Read on to see how numbers can help create a mathematical masterpiece.

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