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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
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!
by Laura Overdeck
Sometimes putting one flavor with another can have unexpectedly delicious results. Count some tasty combos in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
You can find almost any shape if you look carefully -- or you can make it out of your dinner. Food gets stylin' in today's Bedtime Math challenge.
by Laura Overdeck
Water might roll off a duck’s back, but tape sure doesn’t. Things get a little sticky in today’s challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Why do people love splashing around in water? Maybe because it's splashing around in us! Come do some liquid number crunching in today's math...
by Laura Overdeck
A penny can't really buy much these days…unless it was made the wrong way. Count up some valuable mistakes in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Your color choices might be limited, but you can make your lawn as comfy as your living room. Add up some blades of grass in today's math challenge.
by Laura Overdeck
The shortest route from one place to another is a straight line – but that's no fun! Take some detours in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Plant or animal – why not both? Branch out into something beautiful -- and lively -- in today's Bedtime Math challenge!

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