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Facing the Soccer Ball
September 17th, 2021

Soccer balls are fun to kick around and do cool tricks with. There’s lots of math in soccer balls, too, like the different shapes on them. Read on to find out more about this sphere full of number surprises – and have a ball with the math!

When Your Food Makes a Face
August 27th, 2021

Food is fun to begin with, but it’s even more fun when it makes a face at you. And apparently, this isn’t as rare as you’d think. Read on to crunch the numbers behind the fun food face math!

Making Toys out of Chocolate
January 10th, 2021

The 3D printer is a pretty exciting machine. And it becomes even more exciting when you put chocolate in it to print out cool, yummy chocolate shapes. Read on to do the math and play with your dessert!

Invasion of the Nanodots
December 4th, 2020

You would never guess that a bunch of tiny little metal balls could turn into mindblowing art. But with Nanodots, you can make all kinds of cool 3D shapes. Read on to discover the big math fun in these little magnets!

Play with Your Food
November 22nd, 2020

Grown-ups say you’re not supposed to play with your food. But what if there’s art and math involved with it? Read on to play with the math in playing with your food!

The Wild Side of Watermelon
October 15th, 2020

All watermelons are long and round, right? Well, not these wacky watermelons! Read on to find out how farmers grow these cubed wonders – and do the math to see why it’s hip to be a square when you’re these fruits.

From Dinosaur to French Fry
October 11th, 2020

Bedtime Math fans Parker and Kenley M. grow thousands of potatoes – some in really cool shapes like hearts, hands, ducks and dinosaurs – on their family farm. All those potatoes got them thinking, and they asked us, how many potatoes would it take to feed the world? Read on to find out and see how the math shapes up in the sums of spuds!

Orange You Glad You’re Not Round?
April 12th, 2020

Normally, oranges and watermelons are round. But in Japan, they grow cool five-sided oranges and cube watermelons! Read on to see how the fruit math really shapes up.

Getting in Shapes
April 6th, 2020

Normally a picture – or anything – being held together by tape is a sign something went wrong. But in this art project by our very own Maura Bigelow and family, the tape makes the shapes! With the help of the family dog, the kids and dog split a big square into smaller shapes by […]

When Triangles Make You Dizzy
January 7th, 2020

One of our favorite kinds of patterns are fractals, where each shape is made of tiny versions of itself, and then those new big shapes become the tiny shapes in an even bigger pattern. Snowflakes and clouds are fractals. Read on to find out about another kind of fractal – and see how you can get in on the fun fractal action!

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