Numbershark provides help with numeracy for students with a range of special educational needs. These include dyscalculia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD, poor memory, visual stress, and low achievement levels.

Easily adapted

There are specific ways to adapt Numbershark for specific special needs. For example, you can slow the speed, reduce visual stimuli, change the coloured background, reduce the need for manual dexterity, support poor memory, and cater for slow processing speeds.

You can work 1-2-1 or with a group. The program allows each student to log in to the program each time, so that their progress can be viewed and tracked, and so that they can work independently if needed. You can also choose to set work, either for an individual or for a whole group.

Reduces maths anxiety

For children who find maths scary, it provides a real solution through enjoyment and the confidence that comes with tangible progress.

The range and variety of the fifty available games allows the necessary repetition and reinforcement of concepts that some students need.

Victoria Crivelli – Current or previous roles include Senior Specialist Teacher for ICT & Resources, teaching & training. Supporting local dyslexia association/parent support group. Member and former chair of the British Dyslexia Association New Technologies Committee

There are many useful features for teachers, making it simple to use. It covers all number aspects of the Numeracy Framework and should be seen as a reinforcement for pupils struggling to grasp key mathematical skills and concepts.

Evaluation by Schoolzone