Laura Overdeck

2017 Festival

Laura Overdeck

Bedtime Math

Laura Overdeck is the founder of Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that aims to help kids love math like dessert. Her playful nightly math problems have entertained over a quarter million families via the Bedtime Math app, daily email, and Overdeck’s three children’s books (Macmillan). Her book Bedtime Math: This Time It’s Personal is a Mathical Book Prize honor title. In parallel, Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club is a hands-on after-school math club for grades K-5; it has launched in over 8,000 locations serving nearly 90,000 kids. Overdeck is also chair of the Overdeck Family Foundation. She is a vice chair of the board at Liberty Science Center, and serves on the advisory boards of Khan Academy, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Science Friday, and the President’s Advisory Council at Princeton University. She holds a BA in astrophysics from Princeton and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.