holidays

Let Freedom Ring – and Loudly
July 4th, 2022

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.

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.

Don’t Set the Food on Fire
May 30th, 2022

Grilling food isn’t an easy job, especially when you’re having a cookout for all your friends. Read on to see how much math goes into not setting the food on fire and cooking the perfect burger!

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 […]

Festival of Freedom
April 15th, 2022

From numbers of days and nights, to counting the 4 Questions, to the world’s largest matzo ball, there’s math galore in Passover. Read on to discover the numbers in Passover!

Bigger Stocking, Bigger Gifts
December 25th, 2021

On Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus here on Earth by giving gifts, and by waiting for Santa Claus to show up and fill their stockings with even more presents. But why stockings? Read on to find out, and do the math on the world’s largest Christmas stocking!

A Tree That’s Hard to Top
December 16th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Anoushka M. visited the giant spruce tree at Rockefeller Center last week and it got her thinking about numbers. She asked us, how tall is that tree? Read on to find out – and trim the tree with math and numbers!

Big Balloon Bash
November 25th, 2021

Any decent parade should have marching bands, clowns, and of course giant inflated balloons shaped like our favorite characters — and in New York the giant Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade does it all. Read on to be surprised by the numbers behind everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving Day parade…and get carried away with the math!

Some Salt with Those Fireworks?
July 4th, 2021

Tonight people across the U.S. will celebrate America’s Independence Day with one of the most magical kinds of shows: fireworks. What’s even more surprising is what makes fireworks work. Read on to see how the “oohs’ and “aahs” add up – and do the firework math!

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