Numbershark for dyscalculia

Understandably, students with dyscalculia often end up disliking maths and having maths anxiety. Numbershark can turn things around by developing their skills and understanding, and building their confidence.

  • Visual appeal – the program is unusual as it gives visual representations of what’s happening in maths operations – and uses different ways to do this: number squares, number lines, rods, abacuses and more.
  • Suitable for different age groups – the quirky graphics appeal to a wide age range enabling older students to happily revisit basic concepts as well as younger children
  • 50-plus games provide repeated practice without becoming boring. You can dip into Numbershark to fill gaps in understanding, revisit problem areas, or introduce new concepts.
  • 2,000 graded worded problems give students practice in choosing maths operations, and using maths vocabulary.
  • Motivation – Numbershark is of course game-based and is fun to use. It offers a huge variety of games, with extra reward activities for students to work towards.

Our students enjoy Numbershark and use it daily. Students who can’t interact in ICT, are completely glued to Numbershark. Brilliant software.

Wendy Foslet, ICT teacher, Brown’s School, Chelsfield

It gives users the chance to build up confidence, and the opportunity to practise those aspects of numbers that worry them, in an enjoyable way.


We use numbershark to allow children to practise basic skills. It’s used alongside teaching and book work. Mon – Tues we teach, then there’s two days practice in class with NS, followed by assessment on the Friday using our current assessment papers (low to high, each year group)

Jacqui Foster, Inclusion leader, St Augustines catholic primary, Hoddesdon