"To give our kids access to a happy future, we want them to love math so they embrace it and dive in whole hog to learn it." - Laura Overdeck
Overdeck started a tradition with her kids. Along with the usual bed time routine of washing up, putting on pajamas, and reading a story, she started giving each child their own special math problem to solve before falling asleep. Her kids loved it so much that she started a website to share her fun math games with everyone.
The Bedtime Math books (there are three) make math lighthearted and playful and provide problems for a range of ages from preschoolers to bigger kids. Each page has a different theme like chocolate chip cookies or astronauts in space, and with each theme comes a set of math puzzlers for preschoolers, early elementary, and upper elementary. Below is a sample problem from the book. If you want to try out more problems, check out Overdeck's website - bedtimemath.org - where she provides tons and tons of wonderful math activities!