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Why Did the Cheetah Cross the Bridge?
December 30th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Troy W. saw the Thi Nai bridge – Vietnam’s longest sea bridge – near his house and started thinking, how long would it take a mouse to cross this super long bridge, and how long would it take a cheetah? Read on to find out, and race these animals with some speedy math!

Traffic Cops for Planes
December 26th, 2021

Ever wonder how many airplanes are flying above you and just how they know where to go when they land and takeoff? Read on to discover the high-flying math in directing airplane traffic!

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.

Bumper Cars Across America
December 17th, 2021

Sitting in traffic got Bedtime Math fan Cecilia H. thinking: how many cars could you line up end to end from Los Angeles to New York? Read on to find out, and speed through the math in bumper-to-bumper cars!

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.

The Truth about Road Signs
November 28th, 2021

When you’re traveling, you’ll see all kinds of road signs telling you where you are and what to do, like stop or slow down. They may not look too big, but you’d be surprised by how giant they really are! Read on to find out the truth behind the size of these signs – and map out the road-sign math.

Dogs Who Love Sleds
November 27th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Symone B. went to Alaska and got to see huskies pull dogsleds in Denali National Park. Vehicles aren’t allowed in the park, so the dogs carry everything from place to place – including people! Read on to see how the miles and weight of their loads really add up – and do the math on these hard-working dogs.

Monster on Wheels
November 21st, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Mero H. asked us, how fast can a monster truck go? Read on to find out – and do the math, the monster math!

Put That Fish to Work!
November 15th, 2021

We just got another great math question about animals. Our friend Graham R. wants to know: how many fish would it take to pull a boat? Well, just one fish might do the trick! Bluefin tuna can grow to be 15 feet long and 1,500 pounds – and they can swim 40 miles per hour. […]

Can a Bird Take You for a Ride?
November 5th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Kaien M. asked us a great question: how many birds would it take to pick you up and fly with you? Read on to fly away with the math and see what the answer to this question is!

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