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Double-Trouble Dominoes
March 31st, 2021

Dominos are fun to begin with, but doubling the size of each one makes them doubly as cool! Read on to see how the math stacks up.

Land of the Flying Pumpkins
November 28th, 2020

After Halloween and Thanksgiving, what do you do with all those pumpkins that are left over? You use all kinds of machines to toss them as far as possible in the Punkin Chunkin contest, of course! Read on to do the math in hurling pumpkins – and see how far they can go.

Let’s Bounce
May 11th, 2020

When you drop a ball, it bounces back up, but not to the same full height. What happens if you drop a ball on top of a ball on top of a ball? Physics Girl stacked up a golf ball on top of a bouncy ball on top of a basketball. When she dropped the stack, the […]

Swing That Bowling Ball
September 7th, 2019

When you swing on a swing, you’ll find that whether you push back a lot or a little to start, it always takes the same amount of time to swing from back to front. The only thing that changes the timing of a swing is the length of the chains: longer swings take longer to swing. One person showed this using bowling balls on strings – and you’d be amazed at what the balls did! Read on to watch the video, and do the swinging math.

A Triple Bottle-Flip
October 5th, 2016

We’re loving this awesome video of a triple bottle-flip that Bedtime Math fans Matthew, Sean, and Ryan D. sent us! When you stop to think about it, this neat activity has lots of math involved. Read on to flip out over the fun numbers in bottle-flipping.

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