# bugs

## Going Batty

October 30th, 2022

Bats may look a little weird and scary, but they’re pretty neat animals that help us out more than we may know! Read on to go batty with the math behind these cool creatures.

October 6th, 2022

Imagine having to hit your head against a tree to get your dinner. That’s what woodpeckers have to do. Read on to peck your way through the math in eating bugs!

## How to Bake a Bug Cake

October 4th, 2022

Have you ever eaten an ant? We bet this giant ant cake made by the Cake Boss is much more delicious than an actual ant. But why would anybody make a giant ant cake to begin with? Read on to see – and crawl your way through the awesome (and delicious!) ant math.

## Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

June 4th, 2022

Back in the old days before mattresses were made with foam and Slinky-like springs, making your bed was a lot harder work than it is today. Read on to find out why – and spring to the math in beds!

## A LOT of Extra Brothers and Sisters

April 12th, 2022

Bedtime Math fans Alex and Jacob W. asked us, which animal of all has the most babies at once? Read on to find out – and do the math on having all those brothers and sisters!

## From Bug Soup to Butterfly

March 20th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Audrey C. asked us, how does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? Read on to find out the long journey one little bug makes to become a beautiful butterfly – and do the math in this cheery and colorful change!

## Bugs on Stilts

March 13th, 2022

Ever wonder how ants find their ways home? Scientists did, too – which led to a funny experiment with ants, the desert, and pig hairs. Read on to find out about this odd experiment – and play with the numbers in ant navigation!

## Bzzzzy as a Bee

January 29th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Nina J. asked us, how many bees does it take to make one jar of honey? Read on to do figure out the sweet math behind the answer!

## Movie Time for Bugs

January 11th, 2022

Have you ever watched a movie in 3D and worn those funny glasses that make things look closer or farther away from you? Now imagine insects wearing them! Read on to find out why scientists put teeny tiny glasses on praying mantises – and do the 3D math.

## Getting Carried Away – by Ants

November 17th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us how many ants would it take to pick you up and carry you? Read on to see how the numbers answer this great, antsy question – and get carried away with the math!

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