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The Tree You Can’t Hug
August 25th, 2022

If you’ve ever hugged a tree all the way around, we bet it was not a sequoia. Sequoias are huge trees! So naturally there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to discover the numbers in these towering trees.

Blue Sky, Blue Sea…Blue Trees?
June 22nd, 2022

This may look like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but these blue trees are real! Of course, an artist painted them to make them blue. Read on to find out why – and see how the math can really add up when art meets nature.

The Trees You Eat for Breakfast
March 6th, 2022

When you drizzle real maple syrup onto your pancakes, you probably use just a few tablespoons. But it takes a lot more than a few tablespoons of sticky tree sap to make a bottle of this delicious topping. Read on to find out how it’s made and do the sweet, syrupy math!

Who’s the Winner, Snow or Trees?
January 12th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Evan K. asked us, which one does Earth have more of, snow or trees? What’s your guess? Read on to find out what the math says – you might be surprised by the answer!

A Tree That’s Hard to Top
December 16th, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Anoushka M. visited the giant spruce tree at Rockefeller Center last week and it got her thinking about numbers. She asked us, how tall is that tree? Read on to find out – and trim the tree with math and numbers!

Fruit Fight
September 16th, 2021

When you pick a peach off a tree, you don’t expect to see a cherry hanging right next to it. But that’s exactly what happens if you pick a piece of fruit from Sam Van Aken’s tree. Read on to find out more about this awesome tree – and do the juicy math!

Paper by the Pound
July 19th, 2020

Bedtime Math fan Ruby W. asked us, how much paper do we use? When you think about everything that’s made of paper, the amount stacks up! Read on to do the math on paper, and see just how much you can do by recycling it.

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