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The Cuddliest Octopus
June 17th, 2022

“Cute” isn’t usually the first word you think of to describe an octopus. But this flapjack octopus is definitely an exception! Read on to see how the cuteness adds up for this eight-legged friend.

Perfect Paper Pets
June 5th, 2022

This sleepy bear looks so real that if you poked him, he might startle awake. But he’s a sculpture made by artist Calvin Nicholls. Read on to be surprised by the material Calvin uses in his sculptures, and see where math meets art in his amazing work!

The Dog That Chases More Than Its Tail
May 31st, 2022

Lots of dogs like to take naps during the day, but the border collie is a type of dog who loves to be working all day long. And with rounding up sheep, goats, and llamas, these hard-working dogs need to do the math! Read on to find out the numbers behind these energetic, active, adorable animals.

Tiny Turbo-Bird
May 25th, 2022

The bee hummingbird is the world’s tiniest bird. Just how small is this little flying wonder? Read on to find out – and get buzzing with the math in bee hummingbirds!

Too Many Fish in the Sea
May 24th, 2022

Our fans are really curious about the number of animals in the world. Fan Chryssa Z. asked us, are there more people or fish in the world? And fan Lora S. asked us, how many birds are there — does the sky have even more living things than water or land? Read on to find out the answers – and soar through the math in land and sea animals!

May Your Ears Hang Low
May 18th, 2022

Did you know that your ears and nose “grow” your whole life? Read on to find out the astonishing math behind your ever-changing facial features!

Giant Family for a Giant Tortoise
May 8th, 2022

Our friends Tyler and Ally M. just shared with us that last week Nigrita the 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise just had babies for the first time. While 80 years may seem like a long time, tortoises can live to be double that! Read on to see what other numbers make these reptiles a really big deal.

The Bunnies on Your Block
May 5th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Anne S. asked us, how many bunnies can live in a neighborhood? Read on to get hopping with the math behind these furry neighborhood friends, and find out!

A Baby That Towers Over You
April 30th, 2022

Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world, towering 16 to 18 feet high. So just think about how tall baby giraffes are! And their height isn’t the only amazing number about them. Read on to reach new heights with the math of baby giraffes.

How Much Does a Dinosaur Weigh?
April 28th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan David K. asked us, how much does a spinosaurus weigh? Read on to find out – and see how you can get your question answered in our next book!

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