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The First Fast Driver
June 23rd, 2022

You see speed limit signs lots of places while driving: in neighborhoods, on highways, in front of schools. But we bet you’ve never seen a speed limit as slow as the one where the first person to get a speeding ticket was! Read on to find out just how low it was, and zip through the math in slow speed limits.

Cross-Country Choo-Choo
June 18th, 2022

Today we can travel across the country really fast by taking an airplane. But airplanes weren’t always around, which is why it was a big deal when the Transcontinental Railroad tracks were connected and people could get across the country more quickly than riding a horse or going around it by boat. Read on to take a trip with the math in this terrific train ride!

A Million-Dollar Speedbump
May 26th, 2022

You never want to bump into something with your car – that’s called an accident. But sometimes an accident can turn out for the best. The Schantz family was driving when their car ran over some lumpy bags left on the road. It turns out those bags were full of money! The family did the […]

A Dizzying World Record
May 13th, 2022

Can you spin around once? Good. Can you spin around 3 times? Great! Now, can you spin around 3 times on a skateboard in midair? Well, so far only 4 people on Earth have done that. At age 11, Gui Khury pulled off a 1,080-degree spin (360 degrees is 1 full circle, so 3 full […]

Superhero on a Skateboard
May 7th, 2022

Look up in the sky: it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a guy setting a world record on a hoverboard? Read on to fly through the math in this cool world record.

We’re Real Rear Wheels – Say It 10 Times Fast!
April 10th, 2022

Try saying “We’re real rear wheels” 10 times fast — or even just twice. Not so easy, huh? That’s called a tongue twister, because it twists up your tongue. Read on for some more tricky phrases, and do the tongue twisting math!

A New Kind of Doggie Paddle
April 5th, 2022

What can be better than canoeing? David Bahnson thought canoeing with his two best four-legged friends would be fun. So he turned his canoe into a passenger boat. Read on to do the math on this canine canoe for three!

Hang Onto That Party Balloon!
April 2nd, 2022

If you let a balloon go, how high can it float? Reach new heights with this story starring a Bedtime Math Superfan!

It’s No Joke
April 1st, 2022

On April Fools’ Day, everyone’s out to play jokes on each other. And no matter the trick, doing the math right is sure to help you fool your friends. Read on for some crazy jokes and April Fools’ Day math!

Can Dogs Fly?
March 31st, 2022

Dogs love to learn new tricks, and zoologist Mark Vette has trained three rescue dogs to do a pretty neat one. Read on to find out what it is – and do the tail-wagging math!

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