We’re using this super online resource to support our children’s maths education 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.
The children will need to use the login details that have been sent home. They might need some help navigating to the website (https://play.numbots.com) and entering the details but once they’re in, they just need some quiet space to get on with the games for 5 minutes.
Please ask your child’s teacher if they are struggling to login. Maths Circle (the creators of NumBots) cannot provide username and password information to parents, even during school holidays or out of hours.
Please don’t allow siblings, friends or family to answer for them but do support your child if they’re stuck.
Little and often
In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts so we would ask you to give them 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.
The Numbots App is available at the Apple Store and on Google Play Store. This allows children to use Numbots on mobile devices and tablets.
The app is free to download but your child will need to enter their log in details to play.