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A Penny a Day Keeps the Dentist Away
October 13th, 2021

How many pennies could you save in 1 year? 5 years? How about 10 years? One guy saved up pennies for 45 years – and it’s amazing how much money that was! Read on to do the math on how much those pennies added up to, and see how it makes “cents” to save every penny.

Just Like Two Peas in a…Mattress
October 11th, 2021

If you’ve heard the fairy tale of the princess and the pea, you know it’s about a very picky princess who can feel a tiny pea under her poofy bed. This got Bedtime Math fan Tanisha T. thinking, and she asked us how many peas could we stuff into a whole mattress? Read on to do the math behind veggies in your bed!

When Hippos Hang by a Hair
October 9th, 2021

Ever wonder if your hair is strong enough to pick up a pen? Or a hippo? You might be surprised at just how strong one strand of hair can be! Read on to do the hair-raising math on the strength of your hair.

How Many of You Are There, Anyway?
October 1st, 2021

Ever wonder if there’s somebody else out there walking around with the same name as you? There’s a website that can tell you that – and you can see just how popular your name is! Read on to do the math behind this fun name game.

How Far Can You Reach?
September 24th, 2021

Have you ever held hands in a long line? How far did you all stretch? Our fan Lily J. asked, if everyone in the U.S. held hands, how long would that line be? We can use a very cool body math fact to figure this out: your arms stretch across about the same distance as […]

Crayon Parade
September 23rd, 2021

We’re loving this map of Crayola crayon colors, showing how Crayola has added more and more shades over the years. Back when the company started, there were just 8 crayon shades. Since then, the number of colors has grown a lot, making the coloring (and math!) more fun.

Dog Train
September 22nd, 2021

Lots of dogs love car rides, where they can stick their heads out the window and feel the breeze in their faces. But what about train rides? One man decided to make a special train for stray dogs near his home, and he gives them rides every week! Read on to do the math and see how this train has gone to the dogs!

How Many Days Old Are You?
September 19th, 2021

Just how long is 1,000 days? When you do something every day, you might not realize how the numbers rack up and how quickly you can reach 1,000! Read on to see just how fast you get to 1,000 days.

Giraffe Hotel
September 11th, 2021

A hotel is a building where you pay to stay one night at a time when away from home – and where, if you’re in Kenya, a giraffe might suddenly poke its head through your window. Read on to check out these interesting guests and do the giraffe math!

Are There More Twins or Triplets Out There?
September 7th, 2021

Count up cakes for double and triple birthdays in this happy math story!

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