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Not Quite Scraping the Sky
October 29th, 2020

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!

Photo-Fest
October 22nd, 2020

Bedtime Math fan Yuri R. S. asked us, how many pictures are taken every year around the world? When you add up all the devices that can take photos, it ends up being a lot! Read on to find out how fast the photos add up.

It’s Inktober!
October 1st, 2020

Our longtime fan Ajax L. just told us that October is also Inktober, where the challenge is to draw an ink drawing every day this month. Read on to see how quickly the artwork – or inkwork! – adds up.

Talk Like a Pirate!
September 19th, 2020

Ahoy – it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! You may think pirates were all about attacking ships and taking treasure. But they had to do a lot of math to make sure they were going in the right direction. Read on to sail the high seas with the math, mateys!

Trip to the Sun
September 13th, 2020

Bedtime Math fan Dillon M. asked us, how do we measure the distance from the Earth to the Sun? Read on to find out the answer to this great question, and do the out-of-this-world math!

A Song Every Minute
August 4th, 2020

Bedtime Math fan Elijah B. asked us, how many songs are there in the world? When you think about how long music has been around, the songs really begin to stack up. Read on for the answer, and to tune into the math in music!

A Sandwich That’s Actually Cool
August 2nd, 2020

Whoever thought to put ice cream between two soft, gooey cookies probably didn’t think about all the yummy possibilities he opened up just by combining two equally delicious desserts! And as we celebrate Ice Cream Sandwich Day today, there’s no better time to munch on the numbers in this savory, sweet, and satisfying sandwich.

Snow in the Summer
August 1st, 2020

You might think snow in the summer sounds crazy. But not when you’re talking about a snow cone! Read on to discover how these tasty summer treats were started, and chill with some cool snow cone math.

Let Freedom Ring – and Loudly
July 4th, 2020

One of the most famous symbols of Independence Day is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And you might be shocked to find out that this bell isn’t a big deal for nothing – it’s a big bell! Read on to get the un-bell-ievable numbers behind this symbol of freedom.

Press Here for the Answer
July 3rd, 2020

How did people add numbers quickly before the calculator was around? Read on to learn about a cool invention made in the 1600s by a man named Blaise Pascal – and see how it added up!

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