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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!

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!

Yes, You’re Made of Water
May 14th, 2021

You might know how much you weigh, but do you know what makes up that weight? You may be surprised. Read on to do the body math on your goopy insides!

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!

Super-Sized Snowflakes
February 5th, 2021

Snowflakes are beautiful, but it’s hard to see exactly what they look like. One photographer figured out how to take close-up pictures of them, though – and you can see all the shapes, patterns, and math in them. Read on to discover the beauty and math in Mother Nature’s snowflakes!

Eggstreme Color
January 31st, 2021

A geode is a rock whose inside is full of crystals, which is pretty cool. What’s even cooler is that you can make your own geodes at home! Read on to see how, and do the colorful crystal counting.

Haircut for a Bug
January 6th, 2021

This sure is a strange looking bug. With its bristly hair, it’s hard to tell its front from its back. But this tiny, hairy bug actually exists! Read on to see the hairy numbers behind this crazy creature.

Party Fish
December 11th, 2020

It’s fun to get a goody bag after going to a party. And just imagine if that goody bag is actually filled with water…and a new pet fish! Read on to find out more about this event that actually happened at Bedtime Math, and see just how much math those new fish pet-owners did to keep their swimming friends happy.

Squirreling It Away
December 7th, 2020

As it gets colder, you might see squirrels skittering around with their cheeks full of food or digging everywhere. Why do they do this, and how did one forgetful squirrel many, many years ago lead to a cool flower? Read on to find out, and dig into the math of squirrels, seeds, and nature!

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