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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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by Laura Overdeck
1 duck-like bill, 1 beaver-like tail, and 0 teeth – help your child get to know more about this wild animal in this challenge from Bedtime Math!
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by Laura Overdeck
How much money does the world's most famous fountain collect? Find out in this fun challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Check out a LEGO fashion accessory that your kids can really build on, in this snack-sized story from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
What happens when a waterslide goes backwards? Find out in this fast-flowing challenge from Bedtime Math!
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by Laura Overdeck
3 flavors of icing, 2 kinds of cake…what's the best cupcake you can make? A tasty challenge from Bedtime Math.
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by Laura Overdeck
Take a closer look at how your clothes come together, in this fun problem from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
What happens when Angry Birds and robots team up? Find out in this fun problem from Bedtime Math!
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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