The NuMaths program is designed to take advantage of the enthusiasm, which young children instinctively have for visually appealing computer-based “games”, and to channel this effectively toward mathematical learning.
NuMaths is an ideal program for empowering parents to take control of their children’s mathematics learning.
NuMaths is structured in gradual increments and uses colour levels to define student achievement. Each colour level contains major mathematics topics appropriate for that level. By taking the focus off conventional grade classifications, which tend to label children as successes or failures, children can progress confidently through the program, absorbing knowledge at their own rate.
Although NuMaths is self-paced, the program follows a very definite curriculum path. Each level progresses in very carefully graduated increments from whole numbers through the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, to topics such as fractions, time and money, measurement, space, chance and data. Students have control of their learning and can click back to demonstrations and tutorials whenever necessary. This instant replay of a lesson is often not available in a traditional classroom.
NuMaths is a stand alone program that does not require the intervention of a teacher or parents but is still user friendly for the inclusion of such a person in the learning process. |