SCHOOLS

Our Goal

For pupils to use efficient mental calculation strategies to add and subtract two-digit numbers, so that they can leave counting on their fingers behind!

 

COUNTING TO CALCULATING

NumBots equips each pupil with the set of core maths skills they require by building their knowledge from the ground up - starting at the very beginning with subitising.

Once pupils can recognise small quantities of objects (“counting-without-counting”), they are asked to subitise two groups, presented together. The deliberate use of previous arrangements helps introduce the idea of numbers being partitioned, laying the foundation for number bonds.

Familiar pictorial representations (including bar models and cherries) raise the difficulty of questions without affecting pupils’ confidence. Pupils begin to explore abstract number problems within 10, and practice automating their responses to “one/two more/less than...” questions.

This natural mathematical progression from one concept to the next ensures pupils are fully prepared to move on, from adding and subtracting within 10, to bridging 10, to finally answering questions involving two-digit numbers. Number lines and hundred squares are then used to explain more sophisticated addition and subtraction strategies, such as partitioning and compensation.

AUTOMATICY & UNDERSTANDING

Instant recall of key number facts must be built on a secure and genuine mathematical understanding in order for pupils to move forward and solve increasingly complex problems.

Our Story Mode is designed to develop pupils’ understanding of the relationship between different numbers and concepts, such as partitioning and the part-whole model. NumBots’ deliberate teaching-for-mastery approach has led to carefully sequenced and varied levels that ensure pupils fully grasp each essential new skill. As a result of methodically layering up the complexity, pupils maintain maths confidence and are primed to learn the next concept.

As well as cementing their understanding, pupils’ recall is also significantly boosted. While Story Mode is underpinned by best practice in memory formation - i.e. short, spaced practice sessions on interleaved material - the quick-fire questions and low-stakes quizzing in Challenge Mode enhances pupils’ retrieval of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts and improves the efficiency of their mental strategies.

 

Examples of Question Types

 

How it works

 
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SIGN
UP

Subscribe today or begin a four-week free trial for your whole school.

During the registration process, our system will recognise if your school already uses TT Rock Stars, meaning that users can login with the same details.

 
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CREATE USER
ACCOUNTS

Invite colleagues to join the school's Maths Circle account and easily generate log in details for each pupil by uploading a single spreadsheet via out Pupil Uploader.

School using TT Rock Stars will have their classes set up already.

 
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GET
PLAYING

When they initially log in, pupils choose their own Bot before launching into 'Story' and 'Challenge' modes, where our algorithm takes care of their learning.

For most effective practice, we suggest playing for at least 3 minutes a day, 4 or 5 times a week - at home or at school.

 
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MONITORS
PROGRESS

Statistics enable teachers to keep track of pupils' progress and usage across the school, whilst printable leaderboards and auto-populated certificates allow you to recognise and celebrate pupils' achievements in school.

 

Packed full of features

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  • GDPR compliant
  • Unlimited users
  • User friendly admin area
  • Integrates with TT Rock Stars
  • Pupil data and tracking*
  • Self-marking
  • Automatic training mode
  • Additional resources*
  • Home and school use
  • Mobile, tablet and website
*Includes display packs, auto-populated certificates, parent letters, training materials and powerpoints
 

Free School Trial

You get the full package, typically for 4 weeks.

The trial allows for unlimited pupil and teacher accounts.

 

Pricing

NUMBOTS SCHOOL
SUBSCRIPTION

£94.90**

PER YEAR

UNLIMITED PUPILS
AND TEACHERS*

DO YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS SUBSCRIPTION?

GET A DISCOUNT

If your school has an active Times Tables Rock Stars subscription, you're eligible for a discount! Please answer YES or NO to the previous question.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE GOT TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS, YOU GET A DISCOUNT OF:

£10.95 PER YEAR

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS?

if you do, please select from the below options
(+£73.00)
(+£36.50)
(+£36.50)

TOTAL

£
**
PER YEAR
*Belonging to the same school. **VAT not included.
 

FAQ

Can I pay by invoice?

Yes – on the billing form you’ll have the choice between credit card and invoice.

I already have Times Tables Rock Stars, can I get a pro-rated cost for NumBots so the expiry dates line up?

Yes – on the purchase page, you can calculate the pro-rata cost for NumBots

What happens if we can't pay the invoice before the trial ends?

No problem. Please aim to pay the invoice by the due date even if that’s after the trial has ended and the subscription has begun.

When does the subscription start?

If you’re a new customer it begins immediately. If you’re on a trial or in the middle of a subscription, it will begin when your trial or current subscription ends.

Can I enter a purchase order number?

Yes, if you wish but it’s not mandatory. There’s space on the billing form for you to enter the PO number if you opt to pay by invoice.

Will I have to re-upload pupils that I setup for the trial if I subscribe?

No, as long as the school subscribes within 12 weeks of the trial expiring. If your trial expired over 12 weeks ago pupil data will have been deleted so you will have to re-upload them.

Are we limited to the number of pupils we can upload?

You can upload as many teachers and pupils as you wish.

Can I add a bolt-on (Times Tables Rock Stars only) to my subscription after purchasing?

Yes, each bolt-on has a daily price so you will simply get charged according to the number of days you have remaining on your subscription at the time. To find out how many days that is please login and go to:

Account > Subscriptions

Can my school subscribe even if it's not in the UK?

Yes, of course. We have hundreds of schools around the world using our platform. Basic maths, after all, is important to every learner no matter where you live.