NumbersAlive! uses interdisciplinary numeric linkages and stories to define the global characters 0-9. The “character bible” establishes the roots and personalities, covering all continents, historic number systems (“ancestors”) and the team/family relationships.
The numeric characters appear as 3-dimensional huggable plush sculptures, illustrated 2-d and animated 3-d drawings in books and interactive physical and tablet-based activities/games. NumbersAlive! employs blended learning modalities for different learning styles.
Exploring numbers through multi-disciplinary lenses propels math out of academic abstraction and into everyday life and passions of children. NumbersAlive! adventures, lead by one or more numbers, encourages children to observe and understand the value of numbers and patterns in their own environments and areas of interest. The NumbersAlive! approach establishes a solid foundation for STEM subjects and increases numerical literacy for all students.