The new Numbershark 5 improves basic numeracy. It offers high motivation and enjoyment within a structured learning process and works on many of the difficulties which lead students to dislike maths. The program features over 50 games. These are designed to give meaning to numbers and number operations.
The program covers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as numbers to 7 digits, negative numbers, common percentages, fractions and decimals, 2000+ worded problems, and maths vocabulary. It aims to address poor attention span and short term memory, to rehearse sequencing skills and to promote good number sense.
Mental maths and strategies are well addressed at all levels. Rods, number line, scale, digits, words, abacus, number pad and 100 square show numbers in many of the their different formats. Worksheets can be printed in a wide variety of formats.
Personal learning can be supported by setting up individual programs of work, and records of student activities are kept. Progress can easily be tracked.