The world over, Mathematics is structured as sequential learning. Students struggle if they fail to gain mastery of a concept. Number Hive supports the building of strong foundations in the basic operations – crucial if you are to develop concepts further.
More than a simple game, Number Hive develops student understanding and confidence, and as they create and deploy strategies to win, they simultaneously build their critical reasoning and problem solving skills.
The most foundational of all concepts is around numeracy and number sense. Number Hive builds, returns and reinforces learning at the students pace, helping them evolve deep understanding, and most importantly, while they’re having fun and driving their own learning.
Perfect pedagogy for everyone
Each year I would meet the new cohort of year 7’s. They arrived from different schools. However, they all brought in the same Mathematical baggage. And it always fitted in one of these buckets:
My first goal was to help change these deeply ingrained attitudes that I could see hindering future progress and enjoyment of maths.
One of the tools I used to address this huge pain point was an analogue game. It helped develop a growth mindset, was a game that students loved playing and most importantly, fostered a deep understanding of key foundations necessary for students to succeed.
The game helped my students overcome all these obstacles and led to a love of mathematics and opened the doors to a bright future in STEM.
I dreamt of some day turning the game into something scalable in order to help these pain points which I have since learned are prevalent in every maths class across the globe.
Some time in Edutech, research and teacher training gave me the skills, tools and connections in order to take the plunge.
Introducing Number Hive; the multiplication strategy game that builds mathematics understanding, mastery and confidence through deep engagement
Number Hive can be played anywhere! If you’re not ready to try it online, download the printable version along with more multiplication resources for free. Great for teachers and parent. Get access to: