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If You Give a Bird a Guitar…
January 29th, 2023

Never mind giving a pig a pancake — what happens when you give a bunch of live birds a set of guitars? Read on to find out – and strum your way through the musical math!

Thumb Monkey
January 28th, 2023

Do you think you’re bigger than a monkey? Well, you’re definitely bigger than the world’s smallest one, but maybe not as big as the biggest monkey. Read on to find out about these two amazing animals, and swing through the monkey math!

Furry Friend from Down Under
January 26th, 2023

It’s Australia Day, which is a great time to talk about all the neat animals that live down there. One of the many unique ones is the wombat. Read on to learn more about this cute critter, and scurry your way through the math in these furry friends.

Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss the Movie
January 24th, 2023

Bedtime Math fan Alexis V. asked us, how many times do we blink while watching a movie? Read on to find out the answer and do the math – you may not believe your eyes!

Swimming with Killer Whales
January 20th, 2023

Imagine floating on the ocean and having a giant killer whale swim right under you! That’s what happened to one guy in California. At 30 feet long and with a fin that’s 6 feet high, these gentle giants are full of math. Read on to go big with the killer whale math.

A Family for the Record Books
January 19th, 2023

Imagine being 77 years old… and still being the baby of the family. That’s what life is like for Eugenia D’Cruz, who has 11 older brothers and sisters! The D’Cruz family set the world record for largest combined age of 12 siblings. If you add up all their ages, the sum is more than 1,000 […]

More Llama Drama
January 11th, 2023

Llamas are big, shaggy animals that normally live in South America. There are only about 40,000 of them in the US. But some people keep them as giant pets, and sometimes llamas break free. The one in this picture was trotting along a highway in Newburyport, Massachusetts. A friendly driver took him to an animal […]

Number-Crushing Cupcake
December 8th, 2022

If you’re really hungry, you can gulp down a cupcake in a few bites. But what about a 3-foot one that holds the record for the world’s largest cupcake? Read on to bake up the math in just how much stuff went into this cupcake – and chow down on the cupcake numbers!

Messed-up Pennies
December 3rd, 2022

Pennies are always only worth 1 cent…right? Not all of them. Read on to crunch the numbers behind messed-up money and how that makes some pennies more valuable than others!

Fibonacci Day!
November 23rd, 2022

One of the most fun things about numbers is the patterns they make. It’s even more fun when the number patterns can be found in nature, like Fibonacci numbers. Read on to find out about the Fibonacci pattern and celebrate Fibonacci Day today!

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