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Laura Overdeck

Laura Overdeck

 

Laura Bilodeau Overdeck is founder and president of Bedtime Math Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives, as beloved as the bedtime story.   

Bedtime Math offers a playful math problem daily for free, which engages both parents and kids while putting math on equal footing with literacy.  In its first few months of existence, Bedtime Math increased its regular following from 30 families to well over 20,000, and garnered national press coverage.

Laura knows a little something about numbers.  As a child, she sat and memorized perfect squares for fun, back before it was cool.  She went on to get a BA in astrophysics from Princeton University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and continues to star-gaze today.    

In addition to her work with Bedtime Math, Laura currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and as a trustee of Liberty Science Center, Drew University, and the Governor’s School of New Jersey. 

When not playing with numbers, Laura’s other interests include her three lively children, chocolate, wine, extreme gravity stunts, and Lego Mindstorms.

Contributions

by Laura Overdeck
Find out why it's a good idea to drive a truck over macadamia nuts in this fun math problem!
by Laura Overdeck
Add up some flavors and learn how your child can be an ice cream taster in this fun challenge from Bedtime Math!
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by Laura Overdeck
What happens when you let a shark borrow your GPS? Find out in this wild problem from Bedtime Math!
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by Laura Overdeck
Why measure snow in pounds or kilograms, when you could count in Hershey's Kisses instead?
by Laura Overdeck
There's a holiday to celebrate just about anything, including pop-able packing supplies! Count up some bubbles in this fun challenge from Bedtime Math.
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by Laura Overdeck
Did you know you can pitch an idea to LEGO? To get your kit made, you'll need to crunch the numbers in this fun challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Do you know which type of clouds climb the highest? Find out in this fun challenge from Bedtime Math!
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by Laura Overdeck
1 pound of quarters or 1 pound of dimes? Find out in this fun challenge from Bedtime Math!
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by Laura Overdeck
Do you know how many days old you are? The number might be bigger than you think! Check out this day-counting challenge from Bedtime Math.
by Laura Overdeck
Everyone knows cats have 9 lives, but do they also have more than 5 senses? Find out in this fun challenge from Bedtime Math!

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