In the spirit of making math as beloved as the bedtime story, founder Laura Overdeck’s Bedtime Math books pair our wacky math problems with colorful, high-energy illustrations to create a book you can cuddle with. Her second book, Bedtime Math: This Time It’s Personal, was just selected by Amazon as one of the top 20 children’s books of 2014 so far. The third book, Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out, launches in March 2015, so there’s more coming! Best of all, proceeds from the books come back to Bedtime Math Foundation to support our free programming. Click below to learn about the particular math and mischief in each volume.
Every night during out snuggle time, we have been reading a little of these books. I have to admit, even though I am not fond of math, some of the things I have learned in the books are pretty interesting.For example the book gives a little paragraph about a plane, and then there are three options to ask, one for "wee ones," one for "Little Kids" and one for "big Kids," The big kid question in this example was: "if you're flying at 180 miles per hour, then slow to 120 miles an hour to open your parachute, by how many miles an hour did you slow?"