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Growing the Great Pumpkin
October 16th, 2022

It’s a popular time for pumpkins, which can be painted, carved or just used as decorations in front of your home for Fall. But if it’s a 2,000-pound pumpkin, it’s a little harder. Read on for the record-breaking numbers behind growing some of the largest pumpkins in the world!

The Wild Side of Watermelon
October 15th, 2022

All watermelons are long and round, right? Well, not these wacky watermelons! Read on to find out how farmers grow these cubed wonders – and do the math to see why it’s hip to be a square when you’re these fruits.

From Dinosaur to French Fry
October 11th, 2022

Bedtime Math fans Parker and Kenley M. grow thousands of potatoes – some in really cool shapes like hearts, hands, ducks and dinosaurs – on their family farm. All those potatoes got them thinking, and they asked us, how many potatoes would it take to feed the world? Read on to find out and see how the math shapes up in the sums of spuds!

Let’s Clap for Cows!
July 10th, 2022

National Cow Appreciation Day is our big chance to show some love for these sweet, wide-eyed animals. And when you think about how much milk they make in a day, they deserve a lot of appreciation! Read on to get mooo-ving with the cow math.

What Do Marshmallows, Batteries, and Glue Have in Common?
June 11th, 2022

You’d never think that marshmallows, batteries and glue have anything in common, but they do! Read on to find out what it is – and do the math in their mysterious connection.

A Berry Big Mess
November 10th, 2021

Have you ever wondered how cranberries get from the farm and into your cup of juice? Unlike other fruits, like apples, that you pick straight from the tree, farmers have a unique – and wet! – way of picking cranberries. Read on to get the scoop on cropping cranberries, and do the “berry” wild math.

1,000-Pound Pumpkin
October 29th, 2021

If you live in America, you might want to carve a pumpkin for Halloween, or at least roll a couple onto your front lawn for decoration. Well, you’d better get your muscles in shape if you’re buying your pumpkins from farmer Keith Edwards, who’s grown 7 huge pumpkins that together weigh over 7,000 pounds! Read on to work your math muscles with this giant pumpkin math.

The Straw That Broke the Gator’s Back
October 12th, 2021

Hey, is that a real live monster-sized alligator? Read on to find out – and see how math, art, and nature come together!

Before You Pop It…
June 11th, 2021

Biting into an ear of corn is like biting into a whole bunch of math. And what better way to celebrate Corn on the Cob Day than to see how the numbers in corn add up? Read on to do the corny math and look at corn in a whole new way!

Blast of Berries
June 9th, 2021

Bedtime Math fans Nate and Imogen S. asked us, how many raspberries are harvested around the world in a year? And how many blueberries? Read on to do the juicy math in these berry large numbers!

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