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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
1:11, 2:22, time to count up all the “special” times in a day in this number story from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
How many peas would it take to fill a whole bed? Peas-full sleep in this fun challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
40-foot tall sculptures show the real meaning of "flower power" in this wild story from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
What's in a name? Sometimes a number is in a name! Count on KrisTENs in this fun story from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
50 apples = 1 gallon of unfiltered goodness! Smash apples into cider in this tasty challenge from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
How can you climb an 800-foot tall rock without breaking a sweat? Zig, then zag, in this story from Bedtime Math!
by Laura Overdeck
Does your child want to set a world record? She should just go to her sock drawer and throw on 150ish pairs.
by Laura Overdeck
Are there more black labs or brown bears? Count up some colorful animal names in this challenge from Bedtime Math!
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by Laura Overdeck
When you're a great Rubik's cuber, it only takes 5 seconds to set a world record. Get your fingers flying in this Bedtime Math challenge!
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by Laura Overdeck
How many pounds of your favorite foods do you eat in a year? In ten years? Count up the yummy moments in this tasty Bedtime Math problem!

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