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Oceans of Orcas
July 23rd, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Chandler M., who’s also a fan of orcas, asked us a great question: how many orcas are out there, and are there more in the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean? Read on to find out the answer, and swim through the orca math!

Walking on the Moon
July 20th, 2021

On this very day 45 years ago, men walked on the moon for the first time. Even though they walked around for only 2 1/2 hours after 4 days of flying, they left their mark (and footprints!). For more moon math, click “Read More.”

Geckos, Dragons, Chameleons, Oh My!
July 19th, 2021

So let’s get this straight: what’s the difference between geckos, lizards, komodo dragons, salamanders, chameleons, and other wiggly creepers? It turns out that all but one are in the same big happy family: the lizard family. Click “Read More” to find out more about our slithery friends and do the math!

A Whale of a Waterslide
July 16th, 2021

As humans, we love the thrill of going down a waterslide. So why shouldn’t dolphins get in on the fun, too? These dolphins take a different approach to it, though. Read on to find out how they enjoy an all-natural waterslide – and jump into the wild waterslide math!

Ducks Who Like Pizza
July 15th, 2021

This mama duck and her baby ducklings look like they should be somewhere else, like floating on a lake. But they look happy just waddling along. Read on to find out where these baby birds are on their way to, and waddle along with the math in their adventure!

Are Bees Really Blue?
July 12th, 2021

Bug out with some wildly colorful bees in this buzzy math story!

When You’re Stuck in the Sand
July 11th, 2021

Longtime Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us, how many sand particles would it take to cover a person? Sand particles are really tiny, so they add up fast! Read on to find out, and do the math on this super sandy question.

A Turtle That Makes Movies
July 10th, 2021

Sea turtles aren’t very fast swimmers, but that makes them great underwater moviemakers! Read on to find out about one turtle that can really be counted on to go the distance when it comes to filming.

How to Spot a Fake Butterfly
July 8th, 2021

When we see small, colorful wings flapping past us, we’d rather think it’s a butterfly than a moth. Just what’s the difference between these two, though? Read on to find out and fly high with the math!

A Secret about Seahorses
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!

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