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Whipped into Shape
June 9th, 2022

Whipped cream was invented about 500 years ago, and is credited to a bunch of guys with long unpronounceable Italian and French names.  But what made them think to whip up cream in the first place?  Did they know what would happen?  Never mind that there was no electricity back then – they had to whip it by hand.  Luckily, it was worth the effort.

Whipping air bubbles into cream makes it take up a lot more “volume,” or space.  In the Bedtime Math test kitchen, 1 cup of heavy cream generated 3 cups of whipped cream.  With something as important as dessert, that’s a key fact.

Another Reason to Eat Ice Cream
June 7th, 2022

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a terrific holiday! But how was chocolate ice cream invented? Read on to see, and cool down with some delicious, chocolatey ice cream math.

A Day for Doughnuts
June 3rd, 2022

National Doughnut Day is one of our favorite holidays! But how did this yummy food that Americans eat billions of each year come to be? Read on to see how this sweet treat quickly became a favorite – and do the doughnut math.

National Chocolate Chip Day
May 15th, 2022

There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.

Taking a Peep at Easter
April 17th, 2022

Today is Easter Sunday, the day that Christians celebrate the rising of Jesus from the dead. Somehow, it also means fun, colorful Easter eggs and fluffy baby chicks. Why? The egg is a symbol of the empty stone tomb of Jesus: it is round and smooth like a stone, but life comes out of it. Real eggs hatch […]

The Best Way to Serve 20 Pies
March 19th, 2022

Pie is yummy, and it’s even more fun when you can play with your pie to make 3-D geometric shapes! Read on to eat up the math in this “pie-cosahedron.”

Ice Cream for Breakfast
February 5th, 2022

There’s a holiday for everything, and today is no exception. Read on to find out what strange, yummy holiday we’re celebrating today – and pile on the scoops of delicious math fun!

Going for a Dip – in Chocolate
January 30th, 2022

No matter how much you love your favorite snack, it probably tastes even better dipped in some warm and gooey cheese or chocolate. That’s what you do when you eat “fondue.” Read on to eat up the fun math in “fun-due!”

Time to Bake Cookies
December 18th, 2021

It’s National Bake Cookies Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some math-y cookies made by computer science professor Francesco De Comite! Read on to eat up the math in these puzzle-like cookies – and put your math where your mouth is.

Now That’s a Piece of Cake!
November 26th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Norah D. asked us, if you made a cake and had only 1 tablespoon of flour, how small would the cake have to be? Read on to find out – a do the teeny, tasty, tablespoon math!

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