National Numeracy Day – Wednesday 13th May

May 11, 2020

National Numeracy Day is celebrated on Wednesday 13th May; the day is all about recognizing the value and presence of numbers in everyday life. The Numeracy Day site will be running a virtual online conference all day with a range of sessions both for children and parents. View the timetable here.

We use numbers all the time and numbers are all around us. There are lots of activities on Purple Mash that schools can use on the day to celebrate the power of numbers.

Children can use 2Count to create their own pictograms. This could include counting objects in the house or when out on a walk how many rainbows in windows can children spot? Children can learn times their times tables knowledge with 2Simple Table Toons and test themselves on their number knowledge on Monster Multiplication.

There are a range of games that children can use to practice and test their number skills. From mermaids to rockets, 2Race is a virtual collaborative racing maths game which has a variety of exciting themes. It is designed to make learning number fun, whilst at the same time, helping to firmly secure knowledge and improve mental arithmetic. All areas of number are covered for KS1 & 2, with pupils’ responses to questions automatically recorded to allow for comprehensive diagnostic data. Teachers and pupils can play collaborative live racing challenges or alternatively, pupils can play pre-made games against virtual players.

Sequence Snake lets pupils apply knowledge of number facts and sharpen their mental arithmetic in a challenging yet fun game. Pupils must strategically feed Sequence Snake by guiding him to the next correct number. With every correct number eaten, sequence snake grows by that amount. Bond Bubbles is suitable for KS1 and KS2 due to its fully customisable features. The aim of the game is to use the bubble blower to fire a bubble at a number that will make the number bond being asked. Bond Bubbles will adapt to a user’s ability, making this the perfect game to support all pupils.

Or why not get children to use this template to create their own Dice game, they could also use 2Quiz to create their own quizzes for others to solve all based around the theme of number.

Whatever you do to celebrate National Numeracy Day we would love to see your #NationalNumeracyDay work on Twitter @2SimpleSoftware or @PurpleMash, or on Facebook @2SimpleUK.