National Museum of Mathematics kicks off First Annual National Pajama Party Week with Bedtime Math book launch

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is joining bookstores and libraries in more than 50 locations around the country for the first annual Bedtime Math National Pajama Party Week, aimed at making math fun, exciting and relevant for children three to eight-years-old.

The evening will also celebrate the launch of Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late by Laura Overdeck, published by Feiwei and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. The book, which is bursting with fun, mischief-making math puzzles, aims to build awareness of the need to make the nightly math problem as common as the bedtime story.

Dressed in pajamas, children and families will get to build their own zip lines, figure out tangram puzzles, and chat informally with the author and founder of Bedtime Math.

Bedtime Math will be available in bookstores everywhere on June 25.

Admission is free. For more information, visit

Who:                Laura Overdeck, founder of Bedtime Math, a national nonprofit whose mission is to make the nightly math problem as common as the bedtime story

Glen Whitney, founder and executive director, MoMath

When:             Monday, June 24, 2013, 3 - 6 p.m.

Where:            National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

11 E. 26th St. (between Madison and Fifth)

New York, NY

RSVP: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend, and RSVP is mandatory. Please contact Brittnie Mabry (, 646.490.6446) or Morgan Procida (, 646.490.6446)

About the National Museum of Mathematics
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics in daily life. The only math museum in North America, MoMath fulfills an incredible demand for hands-on math programming, creating a space where those who are math-challenged - as well as math enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of understanding - can revel in their own personal realm of the infinite world of mathematics through more than 30 state-of-the-art interactive exhibitions.

About Bedtime Math
Bedtime Math is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to make the nightly math problem as common as the bedtime story. In addition to its forthcoming book - the first of three from Feiwel and Friends - the organization has received significant national media attention over the past year, launching math-focused activities across a number of platforms. Bedtime Math was founded in early 2012 by mother of three Laura Overdeck, a trained astrophysicist and lifelong math fan. The program grew out of the fun nightly math problems she and her husband had been giving their kids for years. The idea caught on among Overdeck's friends, then blossomed. Bedtime Math's nationwide subscriber list now tops 30,000 and its social media presence on Facebook and Twitter continues to grow exponentially.