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The Longest-Living Animal
November 20th, 2022

If you want a furry pet, you get a cat or dog. If you want a small, energetic one, there are guinea pigs and hamsters. But what if you want a pet that will live really, really long? Read on to find out which animals would be the perfect pet for you – and see how the years add up!

You’ll Be Taller Tomorrow Morning!
November 16th, 2022

When we’re kids, we’re always growing…even at night! So Bedtime Math fan Andrew O. asked us, how much can you grow overnight? Read on to find out – and do the math behind growing in your sleep.

Your Very Hungry Vacuum Cleaner
October 27th, 2022

How does a vacuum cleaner work? The machine has a really strong fan spinning inside. Instead of blowing air out at you, the fan pulls air — and dirt, and Lego, and little fuzzies from your sweater — up into the vacuum. A normal vacuum cleaner can lift about 5 pounds with the hose attachment, […]

A Leafy Game of Leapfrog
October 21st, 2022

Chances are you’ve seen green bushes growing in front of people’s houses or in nature before. But have you ever seen bushes that were shaped like animals? Read on to do the math in this wild art form called “topiary.”

From Dinosaur to French Fry
October 11th, 2022

Bedtime Math fans Parker and Kenley M. grow thousands of potatoes – some in really cool shapes like hearts, hands, ducks and dinosaurs – on their family farm. All those potatoes got them thinking, and they asked us, how many potatoes would it take to feed the world? Read on to find out and see how the math shapes up in the sums of spuds!

It’s Inktober!
October 1st, 2022

Our longtime fan Ajax L. just told us that October is also Inktober, where the challenge is to draw an ink drawing every day this month. Read on to see how quickly the artwork – or inkwork! – adds up.

How Do Doggie Treats Taste?
September 15th, 2022

Dogs love their doggie biscuits, especially when the biscuit’s ginormous! But just how big is the world’s biggest dog treat? Read on to find out – and treat yourself to some tasty math.

The Bigger the Burrito, the Better
August 20th, 2022

Have you ever eaten a burrito and tried to stuff as much as you could into it? That’s exactly what Dylan Grosz did in an experiment to see what combination of food could get him the most in his meal at Chipotle. Read on to find out what tricks he mastered to get a burrito that was nearly 2 pounds – and chow down on the burrito math!

Where Every Day Is Your Birthday
July 28th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Ben W. asked us, which planet has the longest day? Read on to find out the answer, and see where you’d get to celebrate the most birthdays!

Press Here for the Answer
July 3rd, 2022

How did people add numbers quickly before the calculator was around? Read on to learn about a cool invention made in the 1600s by a man named Blaise Pascal – and see how it added up!

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