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Krush of K’Nex
January 17th, 2023

K’Nex are pretty cool to begin with, but this world-record K’Nex structure is out of this world! With elevators, ramps, a ferris wheel and more, it’s easy to see how it is the largest K’Nex ball contraption. Read on to see it in action and get on a roll with the math.

Tower of Daredevils
November 13th, 2022

Have you ever had a piggyback on someone’s shoulders? Now imagine being 5 or 6 people high and doing that! That’s similar to what people in Spain do every year when they build castells, or human towers. Read on to see how the numbers in people-stacking really, well, stack up.

Not Quite Scraping the Sky
October 29th, 2022

Normally, skyscrapers are big buildings for which you have to reach your head really far back to see the top. But the Newby-McMahon “skyscraper” in Texas is a little different. Read on to find out why – and see how it can be really important to do the math when it comes to getting measurements right!

Lego You Can Eat
September 18th, 2022

You’ve probably built with Lego before, but have you ever built with Lego cake? This is one cake that’s almost as much fun to make as it is to eat! Read on to discover the numbers in going big with Legos – and eat up the yummy math.

Your House, Made of Lego
September 11th, 2022

What if you could build your own house out of Lego? How many pieces would you need? Read on to build up with the Lego math!

Neighborhood Hot Spot – for Real
September 3rd, 2022

You know how sunshine can bounce off glass windows into our eyes? Well, imagine a building with this problem – but bigger! Read on to see how one building was causing a meltdown in London, and discover the math in this bright building.

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!

Lego Set-ting the Bar
March 26th, 2022

If you love Lego, you’ve probably built some of their sets by following their instructions – but maybe you’ve also used the pieces to invent your own crazy cars, castles, and moving animals. Someone else might want to build your idea, too. So Lego has a webpage where anyone like you can share what new sets they think Lego should sell. And as more people send in their creations, the Lego fun begins to really add up!

Stacking Lego to the Sky
January 27th, 2022

Bedtime Math fans Mikey and Mateo C. asked us, how many Lego bricks would it take to reach the top of the Empire State Building? Read on to do the math and see how the Lego stack up!

Living in a Lego House
October 21st, 2021

If there was a life-size house made of Legos, would you live in it? Well, we don’t know about living in it, but people were lining up to help build a real house of Legos for a British TV show. And good thing, too, because the house used over 3 million Lego bricks! Read on to see how the math quickly stacked up when building this big house with tiny bricks.

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