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May Your Ears Hang Low
May 18th, 2022

Did you know that your ears and nose “grow” your whole life? Read on to find out the astonishing math behind your ever-changing facial features!

Crickets Who Count
April 21st, 2022

We humans aren’t the only creatures who can do math. Crickets can, too! Read on to find out what counting cricket chirps can tell you, and do the nature math.

Explosion of Diamonds
March 23rd, 2022

If you crack open enough cooled lava rocks, you might find a shiny surprise in one of them. But just how many would you have to smash to find this sparkling rock? Read on to find out – and shine bright with the math!

Tale of Two Snowflakes
December 25th, 2021

You’ve probably heard that all snowflakes have 6 equal sides, and that no 2 snowflakes look the same. Is that all true? Read on to find out – and do the sums in snowflakes!

When There’s Wind in the Wires
December 12th, 2021

You’ve probably seen pictures of cute old-fashioned windmills, or seen a toy one spinning at the miniature golf course. And maybe you’ve even seen a version of them around today, called wind turbines, from afar. So you might not realize how gigantic they really are! Read on to find out about the numbers in these towering twirly machines – and get spinning with the math.

Throw Those Snowflakes!
December 1st, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Lucas W. asked us, how many snowflakes are in a snowball? Read on to do the ice cold math!

Trip to the Center of the Earth
November 24th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Ajax asked us, what happens if you dig a hole straight down into the ground? How far do you have to dig to reach the bottom? Read on to find out- and dig into the math!

Putting the Jelly in Jellyfish
November 9th, 2021

We have jelly, and we have fish…and then we have jellyfish. Jellyfish can be smaller than your fingernail, or up to 6 feet wide! They can weigh as much as 440 pounds, but not all of them are dangerous. Even so, our fan Adrian N. just had to ask, how many jellyfish are there in […]

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!

Some Salt with Those Fireworks?
July 4th, 2021

Tonight people across the U.S. will celebrate America’s Independence Day with one of the most magical kinds of shows: fireworks. What’s even more surprising is what makes fireworks work. Read on to see how the “oohs’ and “aahs” add up – and do the firework math!

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