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The Straw That Broke the Gator’s Back
October 12th, 2021

Hey, is that a real live monster-sized alligator? Read on to find out – and see how math, art, and nature come together!

Fruit Fight
September 16th, 2021

When you pick a peach off a tree, you don’t expect to see a cherry hanging right next to it. But that’s exactly what happens if you pick a piece of fruit from Sam Van Aken’s tree. Read on to find out more about this awesome tree – and do the juicy math!

Giraffe Hotel
September 11th, 2021

A hotel is a building where you pay to stay one night at a time when away from home – and where, if you’re in Kenya, a giraffe might suddenly poke its head through your window. Read on to check out these interesting guests and do the giraffe math!

The Fluffiest Sheep Ever
August 20th, 2021

If you don’t cut your hair for a while, it gets really long. Now imagine how big and fluffy a sheep gets without a haircut! That’s what happened to one sheep in Australia, who must have gotten pretty itchy from all that fur. Read on for the fun facts on this fluffy math problem.

Bears in the Backyard Pool
August 14th, 2021

You’ve probably heard of the doggy paddle, but what about the bear paddle? One family of bears decided to show us just that as they took a swim in the backyard pool of a New Jersey family. Read on to see how much fun the mama and cub bears had – and swim through the numbers behind these bubbly bears!

A Tummy Scratch for Elephants
August 12th, 2021

World Elephant Day is the perfect day to explore the mighty math in elephants. Read on to see how the numbers add up with these friendly giants.

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!

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