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Laura Overdeck of Bedtime Math Featured in New York Times

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The New York Times in a recent “Close at Hand” article from their Food section, highlighted Bedtime Math’s founder, Laura Overdeck and her practical yet playful approach to teaching children math.

Mrs. Overdeck who holds a BA in Physics from Princeton has been fascinated with figuring out how mechanical appliances work since her youth. Today, she shares her passion for math with children around the country through her non-profit Bedtime Math.

Mrs. Overdeck designed Bedtime Math to be a fun, interactive educational tool that parents can use to teach math and problem solving skills to their children.

Among Bedtime Math’s many great resources for parents is a trilogy of books which use charming illustrations alongside short problem sets that the kids can work on before they go to bed. Each problem set then has three levels of questions designed for different ages: Wee Ones, Little Kids, and Big Kids.

The Council for Economic Education is happy to work alongside Mrs. Overdeck and Bedtime Math in raising the standards of education in the U.S. CEE’s vision is for children of all ages to get the “math bug” and begin exploring the many wonderful ways in which math effects every area of their life, whether it is building castles out of LEGOs, designing engines for NASA, or simply getting the right amount of eggs and milk into the cake mix.

 

POSTED: May 29, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , ,

CEE In the News: New Financial Magazine “Your $” Teaches Kids the Importance of Saving

This week, CEE was all over the national news, with multiple articles appearing in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal:

CNBC’s Jean Chatzky, Time and PwC announced the launch of a new publication called Your $, a financial literacy-focused magazine geared toward middle schoolers. New York Times sought out experts in the industry to comment, including our CEO Nan J. Morrison.  To read the full article and see what Nan has to say, click here.

While the Wall Street Journal cited CEE’s Survey of the States not once, but twice: here and here.

POSTED: February 6, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

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