Numberella is a table top math game containing cards, dice and coins. It is built around the UK Key Stage Curriculum and is data proven to improve kid's performances in maths, as well as their enthusiasm for the subject.
It has been awarded the Academic's Choice 'Brain Toy Award'; received 13/15 in an evaluation by 'The Good Toy Guide' and is recommended by them; and has twice been nominated for the ISTE Excellence In STEM Award (2019, 2020). It has also been featured in the Saturday Times Educational Supplement.
The Level 1 Box contains questions designed for children from 6 onwards. It is based on the UK KS1 syllabus and also contains a few extender questions which make it perfect for 7+ entry exams in the private sector.
Ideal for kids from 6+
Curriculum Based - Key Stage 1
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Winner Of Academic's Choice Brain Toy Award
Every Level 1 box of Numberella includes:
162x Game cards
75x Fortune Cards
24x D.I.Y. Cards
2x Red Dice
2x Green Dice
2x White Dice
1x Sand Timer
25x 5 Antcoins
35x 10 Antcoins
20x 100 Antcoins
Schools using Numberella include:
The Oratory Prep School
St James Prep
Kensington Dyslexia Centre
Clifton High School
The Lyceum School
The Moat School
and many more.
So how do you play?
You roll a dice to choose a card, and then answer the question on it to earn Antcoins, the currency of the game. The person with the most Antcoins when the buzzer goes, wins the game.
In a 1 hour game, 4 children will perform at least 300 calculations, greatly improving fluency. Watch the video below to see how!
The game is also great fun, which is why kids love to play. Alongside maths questions, it contains 'Fortune Cards', which balance the knowledge requirement with luck. Use Miss A Go to make another player miss a turn, The Thief to steal their money, or Harry Hijack to take their question from them.The luck offsets the knowledge requirement, resulting in a game which everyone believes they can win, notwithstanding their math level.
This video shows a group of kids getting ready to play a Numberella competition at a school in Georgia.
The game is acclaimed by teachers, parents, and home schoolers as a product which makes kids love math - and is increasingly recognised as a way to accelerate processing and exam outcomes. Watch what teachers, parents and homeschoolers have to say about it.
Indeed, in a data trial at a school in the UK, 100% of students using Numberella improved their grade after playing Numberella twice a week for 3 months. You can view the data here.
It's not just in the UK that teachers think Numberella makes kids better at maths - Heidi Long, teacher of gifted students at Tunnel Hill Elementary, US, said that using Numberella translated into better performance at Maths Olympiads.
In fact, so popular has the game proven, that it has been adopted as part of the curriculum in Bulloch County, Georgia, where it is played across the county as part of their gifted programme. Click here to see the game being played in a 9 school competition in Statesboro.
Let's give the last word to Juan Pablo, a bi-lingual kid from Mexico - here's what he said after finishing his first game of Numberella: