TUTORS

How can NumBots support you?

Provides daily maths practise

By gamifying the KS1 core maths curriculum, NumBots is able to engage children in securing the mathematical building blocks they need to succeed.

Built-in motivation and rewards mean young tutees are excited to complete additional maths practise between tuition sessions, which they can access via our website or mobile apps.

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Download app to play on mobiles and tablets

Improves the effectiveness of your tuition

Monitor your tutee’s progress in the user-friendly tutor area and use the statistics to identify gaps in your tutee’s knowledge, which you can address in person. This allows you use your time with the tutee more productively as you can focus your attention to their maths skills which require improvement.

 

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.

 

Why do tutors rave about NumBots?

HIGH QUALITY TUITION

You can rely on us to uphold your reputation by providing an intelligently sequeced and pedagogically sound maths programme, leaning on the work of NCETM and UK Maths Hub.

NO HASSLE

NumBots is easy to implement and quick to set up, integrating with Times Tables Rock Stars to save even more time. We’ll take care of the progression for each learner automatically, so you won’t have any marking or planning.

PAY AS YOU GROW!

NumBots is an excellent value, low cost investment. Start with a minimum of just 3 tutees and purchase more accounts as you require them, prorated to your subscription’s expiry date.

 

We design for children

Our priority is to keep children safe, which is why thousands of schools and families trust us to provide age appropriate content and protect their data.

  • No chat functions or communication features.
  • No in game purchases.
  • No ads.
  • Child-friendly interface enables children to play independantly.
  • Picture passwords help children remember their individual log in details.
  • Tutors can adjust privacy settings for leaderboards.
  • GDPR compliant. Read Privacy Policy.
 
 

How it works

 
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SIGN
UP

Register now for a 12 month tutor subscription.

During the registration process you will provide an email address and password which are what you will use to log into your tutor account.

 
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ADD
TUTEES

Each tutee will have their own account which they will log into to play NumBots.

Log into your own tutor account to create an account for each tutee

If you already use Times Tables Rock Stars, you will be able to select which of your existing tutees should have access to NumBots.

 
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GET
PLAYING

When tutees first log in, using their username and PIN, they will meet Rusty and choose their own Bot character.

Tutees will play in ‘Story’ and ‘Challenge’ games, answering maths questions in order to discover hidden objects, unlock new features, collect rewards and earn coins to upgrade their character.

 
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MONITOR
PROGRESS

In the tutors’ dashboard you will find a detailed report on how each of your tutees are performing.

As well as tracking usage and effort over the previous week, the stats highlights levels the tutee is finding more difficult, which will help to guide where you should focus your interventions.

 

Pricing

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12 MONTH NUMBOTS
TUITION SUBSCRIPTION

Includes:

  • Full access to NumBots for all users
  • Use of website and mobile apps
  • Two free adult accounts for tutors
  • Progress tracking and stats

...and much more!

£2.40

PER TUTEE

PER YEAR

min.3 tutees | includes 20% VAT

 

FAQ’S

My child has an account with their tutor but doesn’t know the log in details. Where can I find them?

Please ask your child’s tutor for their organisation name, as well as your child’s username and picture pin. We apologise that we are unable to give out children’s log in details for data protection reasons.

Is there a free trial for tutors?

No, however we do offer tuition organisations a full refund within the first 30 days if they aren’t entirely happy with the platform.

To cancel your subscription and claim your refund, please email the team at [email protected] within the first 30 days of your subscription.

I’m not sure how many tutee accounts I’ll require. Can I add more tutees later?

Absolutely! When you register for NumBots you will choose how many tutee accounts you would like to start with.

Then, if you need to add more tutees part-way through your subscription, you can purchase additional tutee accounts at any time, which will be pro-rated to your subscription’s expiry date. Sign in to your tutor account, then go to Subscription > Purchase more accounts.

I’ve just subscribed. How do I log in?

Once you’ve completed the registration process, you should be automatically logged into your NumBots account. If not, please go to play.numbots.com/#/account/tutor-login and log in using the email address and password that you provided when you subscribed.

If you cannot remember your password, please click here to reset your password.

How do I add my tutees?

Each tutee will sign in and play via their own individual account, so that we can log their progress and reward achievements.

To set up your tutees’ accounts, sign into your tutor account, then go to Manage Users > New User > Add Tutee. Enter their details, then click Save.

Once you’ve created their accounts, tell each tutee your organisation name, as well as their individual username and password. The tutees will then be able to sign in and play on the NumBots app, or by going to play.numbots.com.

My tutees already use Times Tables Rock Stars. Can they also access NumBots?

Yes, when you create your tutees’ accounts, you will be able to select which of your existing tutees from Times Tables Rock Stars you would like to access NumBots.

Their details will then be copied across and they will be able to log in to NumBots using the same username and password they use for Times Tables Rock Stars.

How do I renew my subscription?

Sign in to your tutor account, then go to Subscription > Extend Subscription.

How do I cancel my subscription?

Your subscription will expire automatically after 12 months, unless you choose to renew, so you don’t need to do anything.

If you would like to cancel your subscription within the first 30 days for a full refund, please email the team at [email protected].