We are delighted to inform you about a new exciting game we are using to support maths skills in Early Years and Key Stage 1. The creators of Times Tables Rock Stars have produced a platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills, called NumBots.
NumBots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have.
Children will be given a log in and will be shown how the game works and how to login. Their logins have been stuck on the inside cover of their reading record. Please make a note of their username and password if they should lose their reading record. If you would like your child to have a go at home you just need to download the FREE Numbots app from your app store. Alternatively if you’re playing on a PC or laptop visit https://play.numbots.com/
Little and often
In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts so we recommend 5 minutes each day.
- Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.
- Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.
Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions or comments.