# Bedtime Math:

## A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late

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.

## Hands-On Topics Details Author

Year 1: Fractions: One
Throughout this Maths curriculum of England standard topic you will discover four engaging activities for young learners. Teach play dough fractions, then group and identify shapes by halves and quarters.

Year 1: Measurements: One
Explore this topic to help support your child or classroom in Maths. Children can use various worksheets to help with learning about the volume of water, or measuring the length of different items along with many other fun and engaging activities.

Year 2: Fractions: Two
This KS1 math curriculum activity focusing on fractions offers six exciting activities that your child will surely enjoy. These activities cover essential topics such as identifying fractions, name recognition, grouping objects, and number lines.

Year 2: Measurements: Two
Explore this topic to help support your child or classroom in Maths. Children can use various worksheets to try and solve a wiggly worm challenge as well as various activities looking at measuring height, length and even spirals.

### Publisher: Pan Macmillan Format: Hardback Print length: 96 pages Dimensions: 10.71 in x 14.57 in / 272.00 mm x 370.00 mm Reading age: 3 - 6 years old Publication date: 06/25/2013 ISBN: 9781250035851

#### Laura Overdeck

Laura has a BA in astrophysics from Princeton University and knows numbers. Since she enjoys them so much, she (along with her husband John) decided to give their three children math problems instead of bedtime stories, and BEDTIME MATH was born.

#### Jim Paillot

Hi, I'm Jim, a dad, husband and illustrator. We live in Arizona with two dogs and and almost any other animal that scratches on our front door. Even though almost everything in the desert either bites, pokes or stings we call it home. When not creating artwork for lots of fun people I am busy hiking, biking, exploring and bothering those around me.