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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.

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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!
by Laura Overdeck
Encourage kids to add up thousands of pounds in this week's challenge from Bedtime Math.
by Laura Overdeck
How many scoops of ice cream can you fit in a taco? Wait, why is ice cream going inside a taco? Find out in today's challenge from Bedtime Math.
by Laura Overdeck
Odds are, you have a favorite number – though it might be even! How many people share your favorite integer? Find out in this digit-al math challenge.
by Laura Overdeck
How can a wheel make a boat go airborne? Soar to new heights in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Everyone knows koala bears are cool, but there's a secret to their success. Find out more in today's challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
We count on gas stations to keep our cars rolling, but how do gas stations get their gas? We have gallons of numbers sure to pump you and your kids up.
by Laura Overdeck
How long have ice cream trucks been rolling around, and how many cones have they served up? The answer might surprise you in today's math challenge.

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