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The Greatness of Guinea Pigs

January 19, 2016 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Katherine T. asked us, how many guinea pigs are there in the world? (with an awesome drawing to show us one!) Read on to find out – and squeal your way through the math on pet guinea pigs!

Rocketing in Your Car

January 18, 2016 4:00 pm


It’s amazing to watch a rocketship blast off. Now imagine if there were rockets attached to your car to make it go really fast! That’s exactly what some engineers are working on. Read on to find out just how fast they’re trying to make cars go – and speed through the rocket math.

One-in-a-Million Pizza Fan

January 17, 2016 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math (and pizza) fan Emmett L. asked us, how many ants can a pizza feed? Read on to find out the answer – and eat up the math!

A Bigger, Better Blob of Butter

January 16, 2016 4:00 pm


If you had 1,000 pounds of butter, what would you do with it? Butter lots of pieces of toast? Melt it to make a lot of dipping sauce? How about make a statue out of it? Read on to butter up to the math behind the 1,000-pound butter sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

The People Who Really Count

January 15, 2016 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Ajax L. asked us, what’s the highest anyone has bothered to count out loud? Read on to find out – and to see some crazy things people decided to do while counting!

Rocketing Rocks

January 14, 2016 4:00 pm


Outer space and all the planets and stars out there seem really far away. But Bedtime Math fans Rufus R. and his mom shared with us that in November a “meteor” – a small, loose rock in space – smashed right into Earth, hitting Australia! Read on to find out more and do the out-of-this-world math on meteors.

Popsicle Car

January 13, 2016 4:00 pm


You see icicles hanging off houses a lot in the winter, but what about full frozen waves covering cars? Read on to do the “cool” math of icicles.

Spotted on Bedtime Math…

January 12, 2016 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Migael d.P. asked us, how many spots does a cheetah have? (And sent us a great drawing to help figure it out.) Read on to get wild with math and counting spots!

Movie Time for Bugs

January 11, 2016 4:00 pm


Have you ever watched a movie in 3D and worn those funny glasses that make things look closer or farther away from you? Now imagine insects wearing them! Read on to find out why scientists put teeny tiny glasses on praying mantises – and do the 3D math.

The Truth about Toilet Paper

January 10, 2016 4:00 pm


Toilet paper is one of those things we don’t think much about, except when it runs out. But there’s so much math in it that we think about it pretty often. Read on to roll out the toilet paper math – and never look at toilet paper the same!