Take the Number Fun Portal challenge
The Portal is packed with practical and fun-filled resources – get up and running in your classroom in 11 minutes
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
Start your Portal trial and follow the steps below
Pick the age group and mathematical domain where you'd like to see the biggest impact this week.
Select one of the videos - and play in class
Keep playing the video, and add in teaching resources through the week
You’ve got a full 14 days to try it out with no charge
Ready-to-use videos, songs, stories and activities for instant impact in your classroom
Number and Place Value
Conservation, arrangement styles, counting on and back, partitioning, sense of number, sequences, rounding, intervals across zero.
Addition and Subtraction
Number bonds, balance, reduction, comparison, partitioning, mental strategies, number lines, augmentation, vocabulary, functions.
Multiplication and Division
Doubling, halving, times tables to 12, grouping, sharing, chunking, sequences, vocabulary, memory and concept, functions, factors, primes, squares and cubes.
Halves, quarters, counting, decimals equivalence, percentages.
Units, dates, times, events, money, clocks, perimeter and area
Position and direction
Vocabulary, concepts, movement, compass points.
Shape, patterns, 2D and 3D, polygons, symmetry, angles, triangles, squares
Ratios, proportions. Relative sizes and missing values. Percentages and comparisons.
And even more…
Venn diagrams, sequences, celebrations, problem solving, mental recall.
So… what makes Number Fun different?
Over the last 15 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about what works in the classroom.
We’ve taken the common challenges teachers tell us they face with primary mathematics, and designed resources to help with all of them.
Any of these seem familiar?
See how Number Fun helps
Children not retaining mathematical facts and concepts - like simply remembering times tables!
Number Fun songs coupled with the visuals provides a proven approach to improved retention and comprehension (and yes, times tables are in there)
Children unable to apply the facts to real world problems
Number Fun brings learning to life with stories supported by animations and games that bring everything back to practical use
Finding fun, interactive and varied sessions to make each lesson engaging
Teachers consistently tell us that children love the Number Fun songs and the stories that build with each character
Managing the demands of the curriculum and spending hours searching for and preparing good quality resources
The Number Fun Portal comes with over 200 ready to use songs and supporting resources categorised by domain and age.
Challenges supporting a range of abilities in the same classroom
Number Fun has graded sets of resources for each domain
When teachers build Number Fun into their lesson planning through the year, they frequently tell us how deeply satisfying it is to see the children enjoying learning and thriving – despite the pressures.
How do I use Number Fun?
Number Fun is designed from the ground-up to fit into your curriculum and lesson planning. It provides complementary content using songs and activities to deeply embed mathematical concepts.
When you’ve selected your resource you can get started instantly and then reinforce the learning points by tailoring the content to your needs.
First, get started straight out of the box
Later, personalise the content to reinforce learning
Here’s some sample resources for each age group that you can try out – and a video guide to walk you through the process.
Ready to go?
Why is Number Fun based around songs?
Song is key to the effectiveness of Number Fun. There is a significant body of research demonstrating conclusively that songs aid retention.
Dave Godfrey, the founder of Number Fun, completed his master’s dissertation on memory and song in a primary years setting.
I'm not musical - will Number Fun work for me?
Not a problem – the songs and videos are all set up and ready to roll, no musical expertise necessary!
How much does Number Fun cost?
To support teachers, we’ve made Number Fun as affordable as possible. It’s £24 for unlimited access in your classroom for the full year, or you can get started from only £2.70/month.
Can my school buy Number Fun?
Yes. We offer a special school-wide licence discounted from the regular classroom rate. If they need some convincing and you buy a licence for your classroom, we’re more than happy to refund you when the school purchases.
Can I try Number Fun for free?
There is demo material on this page, and from time to time we do offer other trials – but you can get started on a monthly membership for £2.70, and cancel when you like so it’s low risk to check it out.
Is there a parent version of Number Fun?
Soon! We’re working on it right now and plan to launch in January 2020.
My school's internet is not great - will Number Fun work for me?
We aim to deliver high quality video so recommend you have 5 Mb/s bandwidth available to stream the songs and animation. This is readily provided by a 4G signal and most broadband connections. If this doesn’t work for you, there is the option of downloading the audio track and using the PowerPoints which requires very little bandwidth and can be used offline.
Does Number Fun cover the curriculum?
Number Fun has resources aligned to each of the curriculum domains. There is not a song covering every single objective but there are over 200 covering the core concepts and more are being added every month.
Does Number Fun provide lesson plans?
Number Fun is a complementary resource, we’re not looking to take over your lessons. Our aim is to provide fun and engaging content to help children remember the facts and deepen their mathematical skills.
What others say…
The Number Fun portal is so easy to use that even the least tech savvy staff will have no problems navigating around it.
Number Fun = Children loving their maths = Children learning maths.
Rachel – Early Years Lead, York
A fantastic resource to bring mathematics to life – catchy songs to support the learning of the maths curriculum, backed up with a range of resources to support teaching for conceptual understanding !
Alison – Lecturer in Primary Mathematics, Leicester
The new video presentations are incredibly helpful to maximise the impact of these amazing songs. I have been using Number Fun songs with children for over a decade. The new portal has taken the whole product to a new level.
Michael – Headteacher, York