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Getting Carried Away – by Ants
November 14th, 2019

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!

Can You Drink a Whole Lake?
November 12th, 2019

We got an awesome question from a Bedtime Math fan: Carmel P. wants to know, could you drink a whole lake in an hour? Read on to see what the numbers say – and drink in the math!

Putting the Jelly in Jellyfish
November 8th, 2019

We have jelly, and we have fish…and then we have jellyfish. Jellyfish can be smaller than your fingernail, or up to 6 feet wide! They can weigh as much as 440 pounds, but not all of them are dangerous. Even so, our fan Adrian N. just had to ask, how many jellyfish are there in […]

Can a Bird Take You for a Ride?
November 5th, 2019

Bedtime Math fan Kaien M. asked us a great question: how many birds would it take to pick you up and fly with you? Read on to fly away with the math and see what the answer to this question is!

How Does Water Get to Your House?
October 11th, 2019

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!

How Far Can You Reach?
October 26th, 2018

Have you ever held hands in a long line? How far did you all stretch? Our fan Lily J. asked, if everyone in the U.S. held hands, how long would that line be? We can use a very cool body math fact to figure this out: your arms stretch across about the same distance as […]

When Jaguars Step It Up
February 3rd, 2016

Bedtime Math fan Leo S. asked us, how many steps does a jaguar take in 1 year? Read on to step into the math of jaguar steps and find out!

Just Like Two Peas in a…Mattress
November 16th, 2015

If you’ve heard the fairy tale of the princess and the pea, you know it’s about a very picky princess who can feel a tiny pea under her poofy bed. This got Bedtime Math fan Tanisha T. thinking, and she asked us how many peas could we stuff into a whole mattress? Read on to do the math behind veggies in your bed!

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