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The Race to Eat 100 Plates
November 25th, 2022

The holiday eating season is just getting started, which may be why our friend Charlize C. asked, how long would it take to eat 100 plates of food? Well, that depends on both the food and the person eating it. Competitive speed-eaters can eat 13 grilled cheese sandwiches in just 1 minute. *IF* they could eat […]

Don’t Blink!
November 8th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Sydney B. asked us, how long was the world’s longest staring contest? Read on to find out – but don’t blink…you might miss the math in this eye-opening world record!

Doggie Dinnertime, Week by Week
November 1st, 2022

Dogs love food, especially these two golden retriever pups. Their owner filmed them racing to dinner every few weeks. The result is a cool time lapse of the pups growing up – and lots of math!

What Happens When You Jump from a Plane?
October 8th, 2022

Flying in an airplane really is a crazy idea. Jumping out of one with a parachute at 24 miles high is even crazier! But that didn’t stop Felix Baumgartner. Read on to jump into the math behind this crazy sky dive.

How to Watch for Astronauts
September 27th, 2022

Airplanes aren’t the only things that fly above our heads. Smaller machines called satellites are circling around much higher in space. And you can actually track them to see which ones are above you! Read on to fly high with the math in satellite searching.

The Song That’s Stuck in Your Head
September 24th, 2022

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head that you just can’t get out? You’d be surprised how much math is in these catchy tunes. Read on to tune into the numbers in songs you can’t stop singing!

The Tortoise That (Almost) Beats the Hare
September 16th, 2022

When you think of a speedy animal, we bet you don’t think of turtles or tortoises. But the world’s speediest tortoise might change your mind…or maybe not. Read on to speed through the math and see how fast this four-legged friend is.

A Flower You Can Eat
August 1st, 2022

Have you ever made fun Play-doh food? Well, if you like doing that, you should try making apple roses with an adult. They’re real desserts you can eat, and they look just like roses! Read on to find out how easy it is to do the math for these fancy, fruity flowers.

3, 2, 1, Blast-Off!
July 15th, 2022

It’s hard work to lift things, especially when they’re heavy. So just imagine how hard a rocket has to work when it’s blasting into space and carrying thousands of gallons of fuel! Read on to get carried away with spaceship math that’s out of this world.

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.

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