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Getting Carried Away – by Ants
November 17th, 2021

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!

A Butterfly You Can Eat
March 4th, 2021

Have you ever tried eating a butterfly? Neither have we. But we’d definitely try one if it were made of chocolate like these ones are. Read on to see how they’re made, and make sure to do the math right, so none of your butterflies end up missing a wing!

Going Batty
October 30th, 2020

Bats may look a little weird and scary, but they’re pretty neat animals that help us out more than we may know! Read on to go batty with the math behind these cool creatures.

Walking with 4 Left Feet
June 24th, 2020

Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to walk with your 2 legs. But what if you had 4 legs like a horse, or 8 legs like a crab? Read on to find out how these animals motor around – and get a leg up on the math!

Movie Time for Bugs
January 11th, 2020

Have you ever watched a movie in 3D and worn those funny glasses that make things look closer or farther away from you? Now imagine insects wearing them! Read on to find out why scientists put teeny tiny glasses on praying mantises – and do the 3D math.

A Much Cuter Spider
January 24th, 2019

Spider webs are fascinating – and full of math, as it turns out! Read on to discover the shapes and numbers in spider webs, and see just what great mathematicians spiders can be.

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