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Watch a set of YouTube videos of Numbershark 5 by clicking here.
Can Numbershark be used with more than one child?
The 'HOME Download' licence will allow you to set-up up to 2 student accounts. Students will then be able to work at their own level and keep their personal settings and a record of their progress. USB and DVD media allows for virtually an unlimited number of student accounts.
Numbershark remains a very popular program with anyone improving basic numeracy skills and understanding and for remedial numeracy (for dyscalculia4). The latest version 5 has 9 new games. It will address many difficulties that lead students to dislike maths, including poor:
- short-term memory
- attention span
- sequencing skills
The effectiveness of Numbershark in addressing these difficulties has lead to an increasing number of Australian schools installing network versions for whole classroom training.
The program features around 50 totally different games covering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Additionally Numbershark 5 has now included 9 new games and new topics (see below) in ways which add meaning and understanding to the operations.
The games are played with your chosen units of work (topics) from a finely graded list of over 500; each topic generates a new set of sums every time you play the game, and printing of a wide range of customisable worksheets is possible for additional reinforcement.
- The units of work or "topics" form the structured course. They address each of the number operations. Topics covering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole number are broken down into very small steps, isolating one new level of activity at a time. Learned facts are linked to new ones.
- Numbershark generates a new set of "sums" for each topic as it is selected. The games for each topic may be reinforced with a wide range of customisable worksheets.
- Numbers range from zero to seven digits.
- The 500 topics offer a finely graded structured course with clear examples given on screen to help you select appropriate work.
- Each of the topics can be accessed directly.
New Topics - covering fractions, decimals and percentages include:
- the difficulties in recognising and drawing different fractions
- the concept of equivalent fractions and mixed numbers and conversion one to another
- calculations using fractions
Note: Decimals are shown visually. Calculations involve all 4 operations for 3 places of decimals.
More New Topics are:
- Units of measurements - new topics practice conversion between different decimal units of measurement
- Negative numbers - numbers to minus 10 have been introduced on a simple scale and number line.
- Partition - 2 new games use partition to solve addition and multiplication up to 3 digits.
- Printing of worksheets has been extended to include fractions and decimals.
- Administrators can easily set up local currency in Australian $'s for money calculations.
For the teacher:
Managing your students has never been easier. Numbershark 5 allows you to specify and record games and topics for each student. You can also change individual access options such as speed. Help screens can be shown alongside any games as you play them and student's scores can be recorded for monitoring progression and performance. Also, this new version is now multi administrator compatible, allowing work to be set by different teachers for the same students. Many schools are installing the network versions for 10 and >10 concurrent users which also greatly simplifies student record administration.
Interactive white-boards & touch screens: Numbershark (and Wordshark) from release 3.05 work well with these. Numbershark 5 is accredited for use with the major interactive white-board suppliers, and as far as we are aware works well with all other interactive white-boards.
Numbershark combines motivation and enjoyment within a structured learning process. Its bright colours, animations and choice of games will motivate students and provide them with an enjoyable learning experience.
Easy, compatible and lots of fun.
Suitable for Age 5 to 14.
Minimum System Requirements: click here for a full list of compatible Windows and Macintosh OS's.
Windows and Macintosh* Dual Platform Download, compatible with Windows 10 and Macintosh OSX 10.13 (High Sierra). See the link directly above for compatibility of the Download with PC's running earlier Windows and Macintosh OS's
Important Note for Android / Kindle /iPad / Windows 8 RT Tablets & similar:
These are not currently compatible with our large programs, which need a Microsoft or Mac OSX computer, so we are unable to support running on these. However, school technicians may wish to experiment with running remote desktop/RDP from our version 5 networked products to such devices. This has been reported to work, though very dependent on the skills of the technician and the network infrastructure.
Prices below as from 1/2/18
|No. of Users||Package Contents||Price ex. GST|
|Price inc. GST|
|Single Computer DVD||DVD Media||132.27||145.50|
|Single USB Flash Media Ver.
||USB Flash Drive||164.50||180.95|
Single User download by email only.
|Electronic download and licence||110.86||121.95|
|Five User download by email only.||Electronic download and licence||545.45||600.00|
- An independent content and classroom evaluation of Numbershark 4 has recently been published online from www.teemeducation.org.uk.
- A 2014 short buying guide-type of review of Numbershark 5 was published online in Dyslexic.com.
- A recent TimesOnLine article (2006) titled Inside story: dyscalculia which discusses aspects of dyscalculia, but which is now unable to be accessed, is instead able to be viewed online as a ^pdf from East West Online. The DysTalk website is a useful resource for dyscalculia articles and news with a great video presentation by speech and language therapist Jane Emerson.
- An abstract of a paper titled 'The mathematical strengths and weaknesses of children with dyslexia', by Fiona R. Simmons and Chris Singleton is available as a ^download by clicking here. A copy of the full paper is published in J. Research. Spec. Ed. Needs., 2009, 9, 154-163, and can be purchased online from the Wiley Online Library. Select the journal followed by its publication year then the November issue. Scroll down to the second Original Article.