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The Best Day for Bubble Wrap
January 30th, 2023

Did you ever get some bubble wrap and just couldn’t stop popping the little bubbles? Well, it turns out there’s a day where we show our appreciation for this packing-material-turned-toy. Read on for more about Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, and get popping with the math!

Winning by a Finger
January 25th, 2023

Bedtime Math fan Sydney B. asked us, what’s the longest finger anyone has ever had? Read on to find out and do some “hands-on” math!

How Birds Make Movies
January 12th, 2023

We all love to take pictures and videos of ourselves, and it looks like eagles do, too. One eagle stole a hiker’s camera and took a little trip with it. Read on to do the high-flying math on this camera-crazed bird!

Squirreling It Away
December 7th, 2022

As it gets colder, you might see squirrels skittering around with their cheeks full of food or digging everywhere. Why do they do this, and how did one forgetful squirrel many, many years ago lead to a cool flower? Read on to find out, and dig into the math of squirrels, seeds, and nature!

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.

Stuck Truck
November 12th, 2022

Next time you drive under a bridge or overpass, look for a sign on the side with numbers on it. It will tell you the bridge’s height above the road in inches and feet. Why? So we don’t have what happened in this picture!

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, […]

The Cat That Counts
October 19th, 2022

Cats may sleep most of the day, but when they’re up, they move around a lot! One guy wanted to know just how much, so he attached a device to his cat’s collar that counted his steps. Read on to see how this cat’s meow-vment really added up!

Growing the Great Pumpkin
October 16th, 2022

It’s a popular time for pumpkins, which can be painted, carved or just used as decorations in front of your home for Fall. But if it’s a 2,000-pound pumpkin, it’s a little harder. Read on for the record-breaking numbers behind growing some of the largest pumpkins in the world!

Big Foot – for Real
October 14th, 2022

It may be difficult for you to find shoes that you like and are comfy. But just imagine how hard it is for the person with the world’s biggest feet! Read on to walk in the shoes of this world record holder – and step into the math in shoe sizes.

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