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Don’t Set the Food on Fire
May 25th, 2020

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, 2020

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 12th, 2020

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 8th, 2020

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!

Presidential Pets
February 17th, 2020

On Presidents’ Day, it’s the perfect day to celebrate some of the most loyal advisers of all the presidents: their pets! Read on to find out some of the strangest animals that have called the White House home – and do the fur-and-fuzz flying math on presidential pets.

Bigger Stocking, Bigger Gifts
December 25th, 2019

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, 2019

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 28th, 2019

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!

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 20th, 2019

Every day, grown-ups go their jobs and work hard. Today they can bring along a furry friend to help out, though. Read on to lick up the math behind Take Your Dog to Work Day!

The Kid Table
December 25th, 2018

When families get together for the holidays, sometimes the grown-ups sit at one table, and then there’s a “kid table.” With all the seats and different ages and food, there’s a lot of math involved in this! Read on to do some big math about the small, kid table.

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