Some questions we are often asked… and their answers:
It’s easy! At the bottom of any page on this website, you’ll see the words “Sign me up” in the lower right-hand corner. Just fill out the form, click the “Sign Up” button, and you’ll start getting the daily email. If you’re having trouble with this, you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you want to receive the daily math problem in your inbox and we’ll sign you up manually.
Have some math fun with the little ones in your life! Read the set-up story and do any or all the levels of the math problem. The answers for each level are included below all the questions, to make things a little easier for everyone. Have fun discussing any topics that the Bedtime Math problem may bring up. If your kids are stuck, you can walk them through the steps to help them get the answer.
We often find that people forward the email to a friend, and their friend accidentally unsubscribes them. If you’re suddenly not receiving the daily math problem, email us at email@example.com and we’ll work with our email marketing company to get the email sent to you.
Our mobile app features the same set-up story and questions as the daily email. If you’re already dealing with too much email, you might prefer the app! Check it out by clicking on the purple box reading “Our Wacky Math App” in the upper right corner of any page of this site.
We avoid using age or grade levels so that kids feel comfortable tackling as many or as few of the questions as they like. The questions start with Pre-K math such as counting and shapes and get more challenging from there!
We gladly take suggestions all the time! Anyone can become a Superfan by sending a specific topic or question to firstname.lastname@example.org with your kid’s first name and last initial. If we use the topic, we’ll be sure to give your kid a shout out, and include you on our Superfan website page.
All four books—Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay up Late, Bedtime Math: This Time It’s Personal, Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out, and Bedtime Math: How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane?—are in stores now.
If you’re a parent and want to see a Crazy 8s club in your town, here’s a one-page flyer you can share with your school or library.
If you’re interested in coaching a Crazy 8s club, tell us more here.
More information about the Crazy 8s Math Club can be found here.
No – it’s not okay! Bedtime Math’s mission is to help kids love math as much as playtime or dessert, not as part of their studies. All of our offerings are purely recreational and meant for kids to do with their friends or families after school so it doesn’t feel compulsory or like school work. Getting families to embrace math as a fun activity is the core of our foundation’s mission. And best of all, it’s proven to boost kids’ math skills. Here’s a quick, informative flyer you can email or print out for your students’ parents: [in English] [en español].
Since 2014, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has exclusively offered Summer of Numbers as a companion to their summer reading program. Participating libraries can order their materials at www.cslpreads.org. Bedtime Math will also continue to offer a free monthly calendar on our website, which you can print on your own.
Bedtime Math is a nonprofit operating foundation, funded by charitable donations made by private donors. The foundation’s resources are used to advance the mission of helping kids learn to love math. All proceeds from the sale of both Bedtime Math books are used to help offset the cost of producing and distributing Crazy 8s and other Bedtime Math programs.
Bedtime Math does not make grants to other nonprofit organizations or to individuals. As a private operating foundation, Bedtime Math funds its own charitable activities, such as publishing the daily math problem and the parents’ blog, and producing programs like Crazy 8s and Summer of Numbers.