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The People Who Really Count
January 15th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Ajax L. asked us, what’s the highest anyone has bothered to count out loud? Read on to find out – and to see some crazy things people decided to do while counting!

When Triangles Make You Dizzy
January 7th, 2022

One of our favorite kinds of patterns are fractals, where each shape is made of tiny versions of itself, and then those new big shapes become the tiny shapes in an even bigger pattern. Snowflakes and clouds are fractals. Read on to find out about another kind of fractal – and see how you can get in on the fun fractal action!

Because Robots Love Toys, Too
December 27th, 2021

The Rubik’s cube is a fun puzzle that people have been solving for decades. So why not let robots have some fun with it, too? Read to see how fast a robot can solve this famous puzzle, and unscramble the layers of math in this Rubik’s-cubing robot!

Stretch That Song to the Sky
December 24th, 2021

If you’d like to play an instrument that’s bigger than you are, try the harp. If you’d like to play an instrument that’s A LOT bigger than you, try the Earth Harp! Read on to find out about this 700-foot harp that Bedtime Math fans Sophie and Ian G. told us about – and play along with the math in music.

Roller Coaster through Your Kitchen
December 23rd, 2021

How would you like to run a roller coaster right through your home? It could start at any high spot, run through bedrooms and the kitchen, and pop out the front door. Someone actually built a coaster like this as a way to sell a house. Read on to see how one Dutch realtor crunched the numbers to create the most fun way to tour a house in style.

Extreme Drumming
December 22nd, 2021

Drummer and Bedtime Math fan Luca R asked how many 16th notes are in a minute…

Swimming in Hot Cocoa
December 20th, 2021

Hot chocolate and hot cocoa are different drinks, but they’re both yummy and great cold-weather drinks. They’re so good, in fact, that the world record for largest cup of hot cocoa was made in a swimming pool! You can never have too much of a good thing, so read on to find out just how much of this good thing was made in the pool – and swim through the delicious math.

Time to Bake Cookies
December 18th, 2021

It’s National Bake Cookies Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some math-y cookies made by computer science professor Francesco De Comite! Read on to eat up the math in these puzzle-like cookies – and put your math where your mouth is.

A Tree That’s Hard to Top
December 16th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Anoushka M. visited the giant spruce tree at Rockefeller Center last week and it got her thinking about numbers. She asked us, how tall is that tree? Read on to find out – and trim the tree with math and numbers!

Flipping Out
December 15th, 2021

There are lots of ways to get from one place to another, like walking, skipping, skateboarding, and driving. But it’s more fun to go from place to place doing backflips – and breaking world records! Read on to check out some backflip records, and flip out over the cool math.

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