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When You’re Stuck in the Sand
July 11th, 2021

Longtime Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us, how many sand particles would it take to cover a person? Sand particles are really tiny, so they add up fast! Read on to find out, and do the math on this super sandy question.

How to Spot a Fake Butterfly
July 8th, 2021

When we see small, colorful wings flapping past us, we’d rather think it’s a butterfly than a moth. Just what’s the difference between these two, though? Read on to find out and fly high with the math!

Putting the Fun in Fungus
June 18th, 2021

Think mushrooms are plain, boring vegetables you put on your pizza? Think again! Read on to see how some mushrooms add the fun to fungus – and do the mushroom math.

One Weird Whale
June 16th, 2021

When we think of whales, we think of big, wide, round animals moving slowly through the water. But the fin whale is different. Even though it’s the second biggest animal on Earth, it can swim quickly and jump gracefully out of the water. Read on to swim through the math in this amazing animal!

Why Koalas Hug Trees
June 15th, 2021

Whenever we talk about our furry friends the koalas, we imagine them hugging a tree, hanging on tightly probably to keep from sliding down. But scientists have now found out exactly why these creatures hug trees. Read on to find out why, and do the tree-hugging koala math!

Say “Cheese!” for the Octopus
June 6th, 2021

How many octopus arms does it take to hold a camera? A real octopus showed us – read on to do the math and find out!

Real Quadruple Rainbow
May 18th, 2021

It’s cool to look up in the sky and see a rainbow. What’s even neater is to see 4 at once, which happened the other day! Read on to do the colorful math behind this quadruple rainbow.

Plants You Can Count On
May 6th, 2021

Think that plants can’t add it up? Think again! Read on to see how these fancy plants prove that they know how to do the math.

Earth Takes a Selfie
April 22nd, 2021

We’ve all seen photos of Earth: the blue parts are water, the green and brown parts are land, and clouds show up as white swirls. But have you ever seen a picture like this made up of pictures people took of themselves? Read on to see how the Earth selfie was made, and picture the math in this cool art!

Return of the Super-Sized Stingray
April 16th, 2021

Stingrays can be pretty large. But just how big is the biggest one? Read on to find out – and do the math!

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