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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
If you've invited too many people to your BBQ, you might be feeling the heat. Try these math challenges to keep everyone from "flipping out."
by Laura Overdeck
People have been taking self-portraits for over 100 years, but it's much easier today. Find out who took the first "selfie" in today's math...
by Laura Overdeck
There's one kind of insect that doesn't "bug" people at all. Count up some squiggles and spots in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Have you ever wished you could paint a famous building a different color? Find out how long it takes to paint the Eiffel Tower in today's math challenge.
by Laura Overdeck
Only rubes don't know how to cube! Have fun with a classic puzzle in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
How many alligators is too many alligators? Find out in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Do you love rhyming? Then give a poem a home in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
How can you win a race while standing still? Just twiddle your thumbs over some keys at lightning speed! Add up some taps in today's math challenge.
by Laura Overdeck
Up there, in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a…bicycle? The odd sights add up to new heights in today's challenge from Bedtime...
by Laura Overdeck
It might be a stretch to get every color of the rainbow into one bracelet, but give it a shot anyway in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!

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