Bedtime math

Laura Overdeck

Book - 2013

Over 100 kid-friendly story math problems on topics from jalapeños and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, designed to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives.

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Published
New York : Feiwel and Friends 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
85 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781250035851
1250035856
Main Author
Laura Overdeck (author)
Other Authors
Jim Paillot (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Overdeck debuts with a just-irreverent-enough book based on bedtimemath.org, the phenomenally successful math education Web site she created. Instead of dividing her book by arithmetic operation, she uses ripped-from-cable-TV themes ("Exploding Food," "Sports You Shouldn't Try at Home") and breezy reality-based topics to tee up three levels of challenge: "Wee ones" (for those still counting on fingers), "Little kids" (simple arithmetic), and "Big kids" (bigger numbers, more complex problems). Whether Overdeck is asking readers to noodle on the Scoville scale of pepper hotness ("Habañero peppers score 350,000, and some peppers actually crack 1 million") or the speed of a cheetah ("They're zooming faster than the cars on a highway, and without ever getting a speeding ticket"), she shows that she knows her audience and loves her subject. Paillot (the My Weird School series) is a great choice for collaborator: called upon to illustrate everything from praying mantises to human cannonballs, he does it all with a good-hearted, goofy energy that should propel readers through the pages. Ages 3–8. Author's agent: Cathy Hemming, Cathy D. Hemming Literary Agency. (June) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by PW Annex Reviews

Overdeck debuts with a just-irreverent-enough book based on bedtimemath.org, the phenomenally successful math education Web site she created. Instead of dividing her book by arithmetic operation, she uses ripped-from-cable-TV themes ("Exploding Food," "Sports You Shouldn't Try at Home") and breezy reality-based topics to tee up three levels of challenge: "Wee ones" (for those still counting on fingers), "Little kids" (simple arithmetic), and "Big kids" (bigger numbers, more complex problems). Whether Overdeck is asking readers to noodle on the Scoville scale of pepper hotness ("Habañero peppers score 350,000, and some peppers actually crack 1 million") or the speed of a cheetah ("They're zooming faster than the cars on a highway, and without ever getting a speeding ticket"), she shows that she knows her audience and loves her subject. Paillot (the My Weird School series) is a great choice for collaborator: called upon to illustrate everything from praying mantises to human cannonballs, he does it all with a good-hearted, goofy energy that should propel readers through the pages. Ages 3–8. Author's agent: Cathy Hemming, Cathy D. Hemming Literary Agency. (June) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents a selection of 120 math problems designed to be solved in a bedtime environment to help promote child receptiveness to mathematical concepts, combining brief stories with three math questions per spread for preschoolers and elementary-aged children.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Over 100 kid-friendly story math problems on topics from jalapeänos and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, designed to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives --

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Presents an engaging selection of 120 math problems designed to be solved in a comfortable and nonjudgmental bedtime environment to help promote child receptiveness to mathematical concepts, combining brief stories with three math questions per spread for preschoolers and elementary-aged children.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Laura Overdeck wants to start a revolution—in the way we introduce math to children.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Bedtime Math wants to change the way we introduce math to children: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives.

We all know it's wonderful to read bedtime stories to kids, but what about doing math? Many generations of Americans are uncomfortable with math and numbers, and too often we hear the phrase, "I'm just not good at math!" For decades, this attitude has trickled down from parents to their kids, and we now have a culture that finds math dry, intimidating, and just not cool.

Bedtime Math wants to change all that. Inside this book, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems to tackle—math that isn't just kid-friendly, but actually kid-appealing. With over 100 math riddles on topics from jalapeños and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, this book bursts with math that looks nothing like school. And with three different levels of challenge (wee ones, little kids, and big kids), there's something for everyone. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.