Laura Overdeck

Laura Overdeck
Title: Founder and President, Bedtime Math
Education: Princeton University, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Location: Summit, New Jersey
Expertise: Math Education, Parenting, Philanthropy

Laura Overdeck founded Bedtime Math 10 years ago to help young children embrace and excel at math. She is the author of Bedtime Math’s nightly online math problems as well as four best-selling Bedtime Math books published by MacMillan. The nonprofit is also creator of Crazy 8s, the nation’s largest recreational after-school math club, and Fun Factor, which provides hands-on math activities for the K-5 classroom. Laura also chairs Overdeck Family Foundation, which supports STEM education reform and recently helped launch the New Jersey Tutoring Corps in response to the pandemic.

Laura is an alumna and former trustee of Princeton University, where she earned a B.A. in astrophysics. She also holds an M.B.A from the Wharton School and an honorary doctorate from Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to Liberty Science Center, she serves on the boards of Khan Academy and the Pingry School, and the advisory councils for Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences and New Jersey Governor’s School.


- Math education reformer and philanthropist
- Author of the Bedtime Math children’s book series
- Published in USA Today, HuffPost, TIME, U.S. News and World Report, and more

My family are not only the most beloved people in my life but are also my muses. My kids are the reason Bedtime Math came to life and were a great in-house focus group to give yay or nay on the daily posts.

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