Little Kids Bonus

Ducks of a Different Color
July 23rd, 2022

When you think of ducks, what color are they in your mind? Some ducks, like the ones in this picture, prefer a whole different set of colors. And these ducks have a cool way of talking to each other, too. Read on to find out more about these colorful friends, and swim through the math!

Rock Star Robot
July 22nd, 2022

Robots can do almost everything these days – including play the guitar! Read on to hear the toe-tapping talent of one Lego robot, and find out how math helps this machine make marvelous music.

Bull’s-Eye!
July 21st, 2022

Today is the final day of Archery at the Olympics.  In this dramatic sport, the archers draw back their bows and launch arrows into the air at about 150 miles an hour, while the rest of us scramble to get out of the way.  Their target is a flat circle 77 yards away (where a yard is 3 feet) ringed with 10 colorful concentric circles.  Of course, the closer to the center you hit, the more points you get: the gold circle in the middle fetches 10 points, the next circle around it scores 9, and so on until the white ring on the edge, worth just 1 point.  The better your aim, the faster those numbers add up.

Dog Day of Summer
July 20th, 2022

Hot dogs are a yummy food that we eat a lot at cookouts in the summer. But just how many do we eat throughout the year? Read on to cook up the math behind this tasty food on National Hot Dog Day!

Climbing the Walls
July 19th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Calvin T. asked us, why is there scaffolding around new buildings? Read on to find out the answer, and climb high with the math!

What Does the Dolphin Say?
July 17th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Mia G. asked us, how far does a dolphin’s sound travel? Read on to find out, and make some noise with the super speedy dolphin sound math!

Three Sheets to the Wind
July 16th, 2022

You can do lots of things with a blank piece of paper, including making a world record-setting paper airplane! Read on to soar with the math and numbers in these classic creations.

How Monkeys Use a Toothbrush
July 13th, 2022

A toothbrush is for brushing teeth, right? Well, for one pygmy marmoset named Ninita, it has a much different use. Read on to find out why this teeny tiny monkey likes her toothbrush so much – and brush through the math!

Wild World of Words
July 12th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan William B. asked us, how many words are there in the world? Read on to find out, and do the math where numbers and words collide!

Snow in the Summer
July 11th, 2022

You might think snow in the summer sounds crazy. But not when you’re talking about a snow cone! Read on to discover how these tasty summer treats were started, and chill with some cool snow cone math.

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