Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math

Book - 2013
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Our mission: 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.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan, c2013
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781250035851
Branch Call Number: J 372.7076 Ove 3564
Characteristics: 85 p. :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Paillot, Jim


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Mar 30, 2018

A truly marvelous series of books for children curious about the world and enthusiastic about math (even if they don't know it yet!). Each 2-page layout provides interesting and often amusing facts about a particular subject, and then three math questions of varying difficulty are introduced. The easiest questions are typically no more difficult than adding or subtracting one-digit numbers, while the most challenging involve multi-step mental processes, though even these questions can still be solved without the aid of pencil and paper.

What's more, the author posts daily bedtime math questions on her own website, so even if your family exhausts the problems in all three books there is always more math fun to be had!

Mar 24, 2016

Our four kids (ages 10-4 years) beg for Bedtime Math every night. With three to four different question levels, the book provides each child an opportunity to work a mental math problem in a fun, non-threatening way. And it leaves them something positive to mull over after the lights are turned out! Highly recommend for kids who could use some help getting over a fear of math.

CRRLKids Dec 01, 2015

These delightful word problems are presented in three levels from easy to difficult, which gives kids the confidence they need to complete one successfully and try for the next! Fun facts are woven into each problem, which feature kid-friendly topics like animals, sports, and food. These are so interesting that kids don’t realize they’re doing math!

May 13, 2014

A very good math story book for mid-grade 1 and above.

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Sep 18, 2018

Ms_Tiddilybops thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over


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