Bedtime Math is the brainchild of Laura Bilodeau Overdeck. It all started when she and her husband John began giving lighthearted nightly math problems to their 2-year-old daughter, on everything from stuffed animals to ninjas. Two kids later, when their third child turned 2 and started hollering for his own math problem, they knew they were onto something, and the nonprofit Bedtime Math was born. The daily math problem quickly gained press attention and followers, showing that the world is hungry for truly kid-appealing math. Laura holds a BA in astrophysics from Princeton University, and an MBA in public policy from the Wharton School. When not playing with numbers, Laura pursues her other interests, which include chocolate, wine, extreme gravity stunts, and Lego Mindstorms.
In addition, Bedtime Math owes its rapid spread to our loyal and dedicated team:
Sara Thom, COO and Director of Research
Sandy LoPiccolo, Director of Communications
Diana Pecina, Director of Partnerships
Andi Howard, Product Manager
Dug Steen, Virtual CTO
Derek Stump, Staff Writer
We also rely on the knowledge and experience of our expert advisors:
All of this occurs in partnership with our sibling organization, the Overdeck Family Foundation, which supports programs that foster great K-12 STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) education.