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How Busy Are Your Feet?
May 6th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Pavitra S. asked us, how many steps did we all take during school all year? Read on to find out – it might surprise you how quickly the steps add up!

Shhh! Can You Keep a Secret?
May 2nd, 2022

Have you ever kept a secret? A secret is something you know that you aren’t supposed to tell anyone else. Sometimes, though, people tell secrets to 1 person, and lots of people end up knowing. Read on to do the math on how secrets spread – but shhhh! don’t tell anyone!

How Does Water Get to Your House?
April 27th, 2022

How much water does a water tower hold, and why are water towers so high off the ground? Read on to find out the answers to these great questions, and discover how much water and math are gushing out of this everyday structure!

Two Peas a Day Keeps the Dentist Away
March 12th, 2022

OK, this is WAY more toothpaste than you need to brush your teeth. But what’s the right amount? And as our fan Maggie H. asked, how many squeezes can you get from one tube? Dentists say to use a blob the size of a pea, which comes to about 1/100th of a fluid ounce. So for every […]

The Truth about Toilet Paper
February 8th, 2022

Toilet paper is one of those things we don’t think much about, except when it runs out. But there’s so much math in it that we think about it pretty often. Read on to roll out the toilet paper math – and never look at toilet paper the same!

Truth Brush
February 1st, 2022

Have you ever wondered how many bristles are on a toothbrush? Get the good clean answer in this kid-created story!

One Eye on the Prize
January 3rd, 2022

If you’ve ever seen those weird charts of letters like the one here, you know that they don’t spell out words. But what exactly do those odd jumble of letters do? Read on to find out – and see the math in sight!

A Guy Named Seven
October 22nd, 2021

Have you ever met someone named Seven? Or are you named Seven? If so, you’re not alone! There are over 1,500 people with that numerical name. And it’s the most popular number between 1 and 20 to have as a name. Read on to do the math behind this lucky number name.

A Penny a Day Keeps the Dentist Away
October 13th, 2021

How many pennies could you save in 1 year? 5 years? How about 10 years? One guy saved up pennies for 45 years – and it’s amazing how much money that was! Read on to do the math on how much those pennies added up to, and see how it makes “cents” to save every penny.

When Hippos Hang by a Hair
October 9th, 2021

Ever wonder if your hair is strong enough to pick up a pen? Or a hippo? You might be surprised at just how strong one strand of hair can be! Read on to do the hair-raising math on the strength of your hair.

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