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World-Record Buckethead
April 29th, 2022

Normally you don’t catch a tennis ball – you whack it with a racket. And if you did try to catch a tennis ball, you’d use your hands, not a bucket. And even if you did use a bucket, you wouldn’t hold it on your head. That’s no way to win a silly world record! But this guy caught […]

Time to Puck-er Up
February 27th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Elliot M. asked us, how many hockey pucks can you fit in a hockey rink? It turns out, it depends on how you pile them in there! Read on see how the pucks and math stack up.

The Bungee Dunker
February 17th, 2022

How do you make a splashy world record? With the world’s first bungee jump cookie dunk! Read on to do the math behind this extreme treat!

Mega Sno-Cone Machine
February 9th, 2022

Sure, hockey and ice skating are fun. But what we love is the Zamboni: the big machine that comes on after the players to clean up the ice and make it nice and smooth. Read on to zoom around with Zamboni math!

Going Slideways
February 2nd, 2022

There are surprisingly lots of uses for truck tires. Some are more fun than others, like snow tubing. Read on for a fun ride through the math in tubing!

Running Around the Whole World
November 18th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Valeria M. in Spain just asked us, how long would it take to run all the way around the world? Believe it or not, it’s been done! But how long would it take if you didn’t have to take any breaks? Read on to run through the math of world record runs.

Just for Kicks
November 14th, 2021

Have you ever kicked a ball as hard as you could? How far do you think it went? This is what some players do in American football – and it goes pretty far! Read on to see just how far it soars, and kick it up a notch with the numbers behind football.

Alligators, Windmills, and One Small Ball
September 21st, 2021

Mini golf is a crazy version of golf with wacky obstacles – like spinning windmills, twisty bridges, and alligators (not real, of course!) that open and close their mouths – which you have to try to hit your ball through, over, and around to make it in the hole. And today is Miniature Golf Day, so read on to celebrate it with some hole-in-one math!

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!

Bubbleball
August 31st, 2021

Soccer is fun, and knocking people over in a friendly way is fun. So imagine a sport that combines both, all while wearing a giant, bouncy bubble around yourself. That’s exactly what Bubbleball is! Read on to learn more about this strange sport, and bounce around some numbers involved with it.

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