Author: Laura Overdeck

Some Salt with Those Fireworks?

July 4th, 2021

Tonight people across the U.S. will celebrate America’s Independence Day with one of the most magical kinds of shows: fireworks. What’s even more surprising is what makes fireworks work. Read on to see how the “oohs’ and “aahs” add up – and do the firework math!

July 3rd, 2021

Lots of animals have tails, so what makes the seahorse’s so special? Read on to find out – and discover that the math in this animal’s amazing geometric tail is no tall tale!

A Mile of Pizza

July 2nd, 2021

There are foot-long subs, but what about mile-long pizzas? 250 pizza-makers got together in Italy to break the world record for longest pizza. Just how long was this phenomenal pizza pie? Read on to find out – and do the ooey, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth pizza math!

Your Chance to Chuck an Egg

July 1st, 2021

You can make anything into a sport – including egg throwing! Read on to see how a tradition in England that is hundreds of years old is still egg-citing to this day – and do the math on this eggs-ceptional sport.

Mountain of Ice Cream — for Real

June 30th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Nate N. asked us, how many scoops of ice cream would it take to have an ice cream cone as tall as Mt. Everest? Read on to find out, and get the scoop on the delicious math behind the answer!

National Waffle Iron Day

June 29th, 2021

Yes, here in America we celebrate just about anything, including waffle irons! Read on for some delicious, mouth-watering math to celebrate National Waffle Iron Day.

Goats on the Loose

June 27th, 2021

Why did 800 goats cross the road? To continue eating and mowing grass at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, of course! Read on to do the math on just how much work these goats do to keep the grounds looking gorgeous.

A Trick with Treehouses

June 26th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Brayden B. asked us, how many buildings placed end to end would it take to stretch all the way around the world? Well, that depends on the size of the buildings. Read on to build up the math and find out the answer!

Toy Tiger on a Trip

June 25th, 2021

Just like us humans, we bet stuffed animals need a vacation, too. And one tiger got a bigger adventure than most stuffed friends normally do. Read on to see how the math added up in his big trip!

Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 24th, 2021

Every day, grown-ups go their jobs and work hard. Today they can bring along a furry friend to help out, though. Read on to lick up the math behind Take Your Dog to Work Day!

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