Laura in the News

Laura in the News

Opinion Pieces

March 29, 2019
We need to engage more kids in STEM, especially those without wealthy parents, education advocates say

April 9, 2018
We’re Facing the Fate of Wall-E

March 20, 2018
Is Your Kid A Classroom Disrupter? It Could Be A Good Sign.

May 19, 2017
How to Help Your Kids Get Excited About Math

May 16, 2016
Parents Are Smarter Than Screens

December 4, 2015
Parents: Children’s first math teachers

April 10, 2015
Workbooks – Work = Truly Fun Math

March 25, 2015
Girls Who Count: Taylor Swift, Rachel Ray, and Other Mathematical Role Models

January 23, 2015
Don’t just read to your kids at night, do math with them, too. They’ll thank you later.

May 20, 2014
A Secret Ingredient for Improving Math Proficiency

May 10, 2014
Moms, Make Kids More ‘Mathletic’

March 25, 2014
Rethinking What’s Possible When It Comes to Math

February 21, 2014
Loving Math

June 28, 2013
11 Reasons Why Kids Must Learn Math

Speaking Engagements

November 2, 2019
Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges of New Jersey (MATYCNJ) Conference
Math Reboot: A Hairpin Turn on How We Teach Math
Laura Overdeck, Keynote Speaker

October 25, 2019
Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) Conference
Gimme More Math! Supercharge Your Math Class with Hands-on Learning
Laura Overdeck, Featured Speaker

May 22, 2019
Stevens Institute of Technology
Laura Overdeck, Keynote Speaker

November 9, 2018
New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention
Family Math: Why It Matters and How to Get Started
by Laura Overdeck

May 12, 2018
New Jersey Governor STEM Scholars
Laura Overdeck, Graduation Keynote Speaker

May 2, 2018
Hale Speaker Series
Westfield Public Library; Westfield, NJ
Truth in Numbers
by Laura Overdeck

April 25, 2018
Cultivating Curiosity in the NPS Classroom
What Do Hamilton and Pokémon Have in Common?
by Laura Overdeck

November 2, 2017
Research & Development Council of New Jersey
38th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony
Laura Overdeck, Educator of the Year Award

October 7, 2017
Global Math Project Symposium
Laura Overdeck, Opening Remarks

September 28, 2017
JP Morgan Education Summit
Laura Overdeck, Host for Fireside Chat of Keynote Speaker Angela Duckworth

May 8-10, 2017
Arizona State University Global Silicon Valley Summit
Bedtime Math and Beyond
by Laura Overdeck

April 22, 2017
New Jersey March for Science
Laura Overdeck, Featured Speaker

April 22, 2017
National Math Festival
Bedtime Math and Beyond
by Laura Overdeck

October 19, 2016
Montclair State University School of Business
Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Laura Overdeck, Guest Panelist

May 19, 2016
U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference
Bright Ideas and Inspiring Minds
Laura Overdeck, Guest Panelist

December 1, 2015
Washington STEM Summit
Making Math as Great as Dessert
by Laura Overdeck

April 2, 2015
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Seventh Annual Literacy Connections Conference
Literacy + Numeracy: Knowledge You Can Count On
by Laura Overdeck

November 13, 2014
Parents League of New York
From Loathing to Lovefest: Making Family Math as Beloved as Dessert
by Laura Overdeck

November 8, 2014
TEDx Jersey City
by Laura Overdeck

August 30, 2014
National Book Festival
by Laura Overdeck


May 22, 2019
Stevens Institute of Technology
Commencement Speaker and recipient of honorary Doctorate of Engineering

April 12, 2019
NJ Department of Education
Visionary Woman of Educational Excellence Award

November 2, 2017
NJ R&D Council
Educator of the Year

May 9, 2017
Spring Benefit Honoree

April 13, 2013
Spring Benefit Honoree

Contact Us

For more information about Bedtime Math, or to arrange an interview with Bedtime Math founder Laura Overdeck, please contact Sandy LoPiccolo, Chief Communications Officer, at 908-444-4532 or

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