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Do Your Own Time Travel!
January 16th, 2022

Have you ever watched a dog bury a bone and wondered if he’ll ever find it again – and when? We humans get to play the same game when we bury a “time capsule.” And this week, a museum in Boston opened a time capsule that was buried in 1795! Read on to do the math on this buried treasure of a history lesson!

Bigger Stocking, Bigger Gifts
December 25th, 2021

On Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus here on Earth by giving gifts, and by waiting for Santa Claus to show up and fill their stockings with even more presents. But why stockings? Read on to find out, and do the math on the world’s largest Christmas stocking!

When Phones Really Clicked
December 14th, 2021

When you make a phone call these days, you don’t even have to remember anyone’s number. But it wasn’t always like that – you used to really have to work for that call with a rotary phone! Read on to find out more about these old-time phones, and dial up the fun rotary-phone math!

Booking Around the World
December 6th, 2021

We love to read and we bet you do, too. How many books do you think you’ve read? One hundred? One thousand? And hey, how many books are there in the whole entire world? That’s what our fellow bookworm friend Ali D. was wondering. Well, back in 2010 Google counted 130 million different books in […]

Polka Dot Dog
December 5th, 2021

Dogs come in all kinds of patterns, including spots! Dalmatians are one of the most famous spotted pups. But do they always have those eye-catching dots? Read on to find out – and spot the math in these delightful dogs.

A Surprise Inside a Surprise Inside a…
December 2nd, 2021

Have you ever seen those little wooden dolls that split open to show another little doll inside, then another inside that one? Ever wonder what they’re called? Read on to find out – and see how the math stacks up in these stacking dolls!

Gold on Fire
November 30th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Emerson S. asked, how much gold is on the flame on the Statue of Liberty’s torch? Well, the torch may not look that big to us from the ground, but when you get up close, you realize how big it really is – and how much gold goes into covering it. Read on to find out and discover the treasure-chest of math in Lady Liberty’s gold flame!

Miracle of Oil
November 28th, 2021

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Read on to find out more about this holiday that shines bright with candle and food math!

Big Balloon Bash
November 25th, 2021

Any decent parade should have marching bands, clowns, and of course giant inflated balloons shaped like our favorite characters — and in New York the giant Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade does it all. Read on to be surprised by the numbers behind everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving Day parade…and get carried away with the math!

Spotlight on 11/11 11:11
November 11th, 2021

We are loving the geometry in the Anthem Veterans Memorial sculpture in Arizona. What makes this sculpture so mathematically special? Read on to find out – and see how math can meet nature to create memorable and honoring tributes.

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