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Helps anyone improve their numeracy skills and understanding combining motivation and enjoyment with a structured learning process

Numbershark 4 product cover
Numbershark 4

For the Students

Numbershark addresses many of the difficulties which lead students to dislike maths, including poor

  • short term memory
  • attention span
  • sequencing skills

The program features 45 totally different games covering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in ways which add meaning and understanding to these operations.

New in version 4: Fractions, decimals, percentages, 9 new games and topics, and more!

Note: Current shipping version is Numbershark 4.08

View What’s New in Numbershark Version 4

Numbershark 4 covers:

  • Operations + – x ÷
  • Numbers to 7 digits
  • Negative numbers
  • Common percentages
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Worded problems
  • Maths Vocabulary

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For the Teacher

Managing your students has never been easier. Numbershark 4 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.

Topics

The games are played with your chosen units of work (topics) from a finely graded list of over 400; each topic generates a new set of sums every time the game is played. Printing of a wide range of customisable worksheets is possible for additional reinforcement.

  • The units of work or topics form the structured course. They are broken down into very small steps, isolating one new level of activity at a time. Learned facts are linked to new ones.
  • Numbershark covers ordering, grouping, place value, commutativity, exchange and links between operations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole number; Negative numbers, common percentages, fractions, decimals, money and measurement.
  • Numbershark generates a new set of sums for each topic as it is selected. The games for each of topic may be reinforced with a wide range of customisable worksheets.
  • 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.
  • Numbers range from zero to seven digits. Negative numbers are also introduced to -10
  • 1500 worded problems help put number skills into context.
  • Numbershark includes a demo mode that explains many concepts in a highly visual way.

New Topics in Numbershark 4

  • 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

The new topics covering fractions, decimals and percentages include:

  • Difficulties in recognising and drawing different fractions
  • Concept of equivalent fractions and mixed numbers and conversion one to another
  • Calculations using fractions

Numbershark 4 Game Features

  • Numbers are represented in many forms in the games e.g.: rods, number line, scale, digits, words, abacus, 100 square and number pad
  • Different games address different aspects of: ordering, grouping, conservation, place value, exchange, symbol discrimination, problem solving, commutativity, links between operations and maths vocabulary
  • Games both promote understanding and also provide rote practice in number bonds and multiplication tables, and give visual support for maths concepts
  • Mental maths strategies are well addressed at all levels
  • Over learning is achieved through the variety of approach in the games
  • Variable levels and speeds for games allows easy differentiation to support a wide range of skills and ability
  • Personal learning is supported with individual programs of work
  • Scores and timings are shown on screen but most games do not impose time limits. Detailed work records can be viewed or printed off
  • Context friendly help screens with speech support are available throughout.
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USB Version

  • The USB product offers a versatile single user licence which allows the program to be accessed on any computer with an open USB port.
  • There is no need to install the program onto the computer so by simply plugging the USB into the port users can access Wordshark / Numbershark wherever they need to.
  • The unique advantage of the USB is that all user data is stored back on the USB itself. Student records and any new word lists created are saved on the USB allowing full mobility between different computers.

These features make the USB option ideal for situations where either the students or teachers require the flexibility to use the programs on different computers and/or at different locations such as home, school or study centres. It enables teachers to ‘manage’ the programs from home by allowing them to set work, review student records and create word lists. The USB stick can then be taken back into the school to use on a whiteboard computer, for example, or for setting work for a child who is off school.

Requirements and ResourcesexpandClick to collapse

  • Windows
    • Operating System: Windows 8 (not compatible with Windows RT), 7, Vista, XP ; 64-bit compatible from version 4.06
      See notes for Windows 8 usage, notes for Windows 7 usage, notes for Vista
      Windows 8 touch screens not fully supported at this time.
    • Minimum RAM: 1 GB
    • HD Space Required: 700 MB
    • Minimum Display: 800×600
    • CD-ROM or USB port: Required
    • Sound Card: Required with speakers or headset
  • Mac
    • Operating System: OS X 10.3 – 10.9; Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.9 “Lion” to “Mavericks” are supported from version 4.08. Customers with v4.07 may contact us for a patch
    • HD Space Required: 1 GB
    • Minimum Processor: PowerMac G3, Powerbook G3, iMac, eMac, iBook or better
    • Minimum Display: 800×600
    • CD-ROM or USB port: Required
    • External speakers recommended for best quality

Single User Licensing

  • For use on standalone computers
  • Can be moved between computers (with the CD/USB in place)
  • Supports an unlimited number of students
  • User data (student and teacher records) stored for:
    • CD Version – on local drive of computer
    • USB Version – on USB

Multi User Purchase Options

Multi user packs are available for three or more users.

Network Versions

Special versions of the programs are available to use on networks that supports an unlimited number of students. The price is based on the number of concurrent users with a minimum charge for up to 10 concurrent users. Includes 2 manuals.

User data (unlimited student and teacher records) are stored on central network server.

Numbershark 4 is targeted at the following age ranges:

  • Early Primary
  • Mid Primary
  • Upper Primary
  • Secondary School
  • Adult

Numbershark 4 is designed to foster development in the areas of:

  • Early concepts
  • Numeracy

Users can access Numbershark 4 in the following ways:

  • Mouse/ Trackball/ Joystick
  • Keyboard
  • Touchscreen

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and technical support visit:


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WSNS49279 CD-ROM Win $1,049.00 $104.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 15 users
WSNS49279-15 CD-ROM Win $1,369.00 $136.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 20 users
WSNS49279-20 CD-ROM Win $1,749.00 $174.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 25 users
WSNS49279-25 CD-ROM Win $2,119.00 $211.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 30 users
WSNS49279-30 CD-ROM Win $2,469.00 $246.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 40 users
WSNS49279-40 CD-ROM Win $3,169.00 $316.90
Requires Network Pack
WSNS44238 CD-ROM Win $489.00 $48.90
Requires Network Pack
WSNS49279-10A CD-ROM Win $859.00 $85.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 10 users
WSNS49279M CD-ROM Mac OS X $1,049.00 $104.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 15 users
WSNS49279M-15 CD-ROM Mac OS X $1,369.00 $136.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 20 users
WSNS49279M-20 CD-ROM Mac OS X $1,749.00 $174.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 25 users
WSNS49279M-25 CD-ROM Mac OS X $2,119.00 $211.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 30 users
WSNS49279M-30 CD-ROM Mac OS X $2,469.00 $246.90
Installable on a Network. Includes Network CD, 2 Manuals and Licence for up to 40 users
WSNS49279M-40 CD-ROM Mac OS X $3,169.00 $316.90
Requires Network Pack
WSNS49279M-05A CD-ROM Mac $489.00 $48.90
Requires Network Pack
WSNS49279M-10A CD-ROM Mac $859.00 $85.90

 
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