I’m delighted to inform you about a new service we’re using to support your child’s maths education. The creators of Times Tables Rock Stars have produced a platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills, called NumBots.
NumBots is aimed at developing understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that children move from counting to calculating. NumBots focuses on automatic recall of number facts as well as developing conceptual understanding.
1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.
2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & subtracting mentally.
Your child’s log on details will be the same as their TT Rock Stars and Sumdog log-ons.
A launch PowerPoint has been added to your child’s Google Classroom account that explains and demonstrates how the game works.
The game can be played online or through a free downloadable app.
We hope your child enjoys using this resource to support their learning in Maths.