When we look at the stars in the night sky, we see that our planet Earth isn’t the only ball of rock whizzing through space. There are 7 other major planets gong around the Sun, the Moon – our nearest neighbor – and a lot more. The Moon sounds like it’s far away, almost a quarter million miles, but someone figured out that all the other planets could fit perfectly lined up in that space! Read on to do the math on the space in space.
When you think about the nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle,” a cow seems like an odd choice to jump over the moon, since kangaroos, hares, and other animals can jump a lot higher. Read on to reach new heights with the jumping nursery rhyme math!
On this very day 45 years ago, men walked on the moon for the first time. Even though they walked around for only 2 1/2 hours after 4 days of flying, they left their mark (and footprints!). For more moon math, click “Read More.”
Bedtime Math fan Quinn F. asked us, how many stairs would you need to walk to the Moon? Read on to find out, and step up with the math behind this fun fan question!
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!
Bedtime Math fan Isaac I. asked us, how many pencils would we have to line up to reach the Moon? With tonight being a full Moon, it’s the perfect time to stack up pencils and figure out! Read on to find out – and do the moon math.
Full moons are special, but Supermoon full moons are super special! Read on to get a full picture of the math behind this neat, out-of-this-world phenomenon.