Parents often read their children a bedtime story, but when Mom is an astrophysicist and Dad works for NASA, they want to share not only their love of reading with their children, but also their love of math.
That mom, Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, launched Bedtime Math in 2012 with a website and a playful daily math problem for kids to do with their parents, much like a bedtime story. When parents responded positively to her idea, she wrote a series of books. She used the profits from those books to develop a free after-school math club that provides complete kits full of materials and supplies for four eight-week sessions of fun math for elementary school children.
When Melissa Hitt, a special education teacher at Campbellsburg Elementary School (CES), heard about the free program, she knew it would be a great resource for CES students.