Instant, powerful, fun-filled and creative tools that engage children in deep learning experiences.
Unique resources that combine visualisation, animation, vocabulary, story, song and humour in powerful packages for learning, helping children aged 3-11 secure the basics and develop mastery of mathematics.
Individual teacher membership
£3.90 per month
(or pay annually – 10 months for 12)
(try free for 14 days)
Annual pricing for whole school memberships is £29+VAT per class. Price based on number of classes NOT the number of teachers using our resources. Contact the office to set up your bespoke package.
The Number Fun Portal
Ideal for busy teachers - immediately integrates into your lessons and works with any scheme
Engage children in deep learning experiences through active, creative and practical mathematics
Equip children with deep mathematical understanding through context-driven learning
A powerful and unique combination of visualisation, animation, story, vocabulary, song and humour
Ready-to-use videos, songs, stories and activities for instant impact in your classroom
Number and Place Value
Conservation of number, number sense, arrangement styles, part/whole diagrams, counting on and back, partitioning, sequences, rounding, intervals across zero etc.
Addition and Subtraction
Number bonds, balance, addition and subtraction structures (e.g. comparison, partitioning), jotting and mental strategies, formal strategies, number lines, vocabulary, functions etc.
Multiplication and Division
Doubling, halving, times-tables up to 12×12, grouping, sharing, chunking, sequences, vocabulary, structures, functions, factors, primes, squares and cubes etc.
Halves, quarters, counting, fractions, decimals and percentages, equivalences, fractions to 1, proper and improper fractions etc.
Vocabulary, units, dates, times, events, money, clocks, perimeter, area etc.
Position and direction
Vocabulary, left & right, concepts, movement, compass points etc.
2-D and 3-D shapes, patterns, polygons, symmetry, catagorising quadrilaterals, angles etc.
Ratios, proportions, relative sizes and missing values, comparisons, percentages of amounts etc.
And even more…
Statistical diagrams, problem solving strategies, algebra, mental recall, celebrating mathematics etc.
So… what makes Number Fun different?
After 30 years of experience we know a thing or two about what really works in the classroom.
We’ve taken the common challenges teachers tell us they continue to face teaching primary mathematics, and we continue designed resources to help with all of them.
Any of these seem familiar?
See how Number Fun helps
Children do not retain mathematical facts and concepts - like simply remembering times-tables and and their number bonds
Number Fun song presentations, coupled with powerful printable resources, provide a tried and tested approach that leads to improved retention and comprehension (and yes, times-tables are in there)
Children are unable to apply mathematics to the real world scenarios
Dave's Number Fun songs are brought to life by an array of fun-filled characters and stories that relate mathematics to everyday life
Finding fun, interactive and novel ideas to make each lesson engaging and meaningful
Teachers consistently tell us that children love the interactive and fun-filled nature of the Number Fun resources
Managing the demands of the curriculum and spending hours searching for and preparing high quality resources
The Number Fun Portal comes with over 325 ready to use videos with supporting resources categorised by domain and age. We now provide Quick Link documents that hyperlink teachers to the Small Steps in the White Rose Scheme of Learning, as well as the NCETM Ready to Progress Criteria.
Time efficient ways of helping children learn and remember mathematical concepts and facts
Number Fun uniquely utilises the power of visualisation, animation, vocabulary, music, story and humour to help children learn mathematics in a brain-friendly way. Children just can't get it out of their heads (as Kylie would say!)
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 and progressing in their learning.
How do I use Number Fun?
Number Fun is designed from the ground-up to fit into any lesson in any maths curriculum or scheme. It provides complementary content that engages children in deep learning experiences for mathematical concepts learnt by children the world over.
Using the Number Fun Portal effectively to engage children in deep learning experiences.
This set of short videos will help you explore the foundations of the Number Fun Portal, how to use its resources as a powerful teaching tool, how to plan effectively using Number Fun and how to use Number Fun as a tool for formative assessment.
Quick Link Documents for seamless planning
We now provide quick link documents that hyperlink teachers to the resources on this site that support each Small Step in the White Rose Scheme of Learning. A similar set of documents provide links to the NCETM/DfE Ready to Progress Criteria.
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.
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Why does Number Fun use songs as a tool?
There is a significant body of research demonstrating that music and song aid learning. Allen & Wood (2012) state that for teachers, music is, ‘one of the most powerful teaching tools at their disposal’.
Dave Godfrey, the founder of Number Fun, completed his master’s dissertation on the use of songs as a powerful tool for teaching and learning mathematics across the primary age-range.
The Number Fun videos combine songs with other powerful tools like visualisation, animation, story and humour.
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 is necessary!
My school uses a scheme of work. Can I still use Number Fun?
Number Fun is not a scheme of work. It is a creative and powerful tool that can enhance the delivery of mathematics within any scheme of work. Each song has been written to support a specific objective from the mathematics curriculum – they sit independently of any one scheme or programme.
For those teachers using the White Rose Scheme of Learning, we now provide quick link documents that hyperlink teachers to the appropriate Number Fun resources for each Small Step.
Similar documents are available that link the Number Fun resources to the NCETM/DfE Ready to Progress Criteria.
How do the song vidoes fit into a standard mathematics lesson?
Number Fun songs can be used at any point in a mathematics lesson. The videos can be a great way of engaging children in learning and when introducing a topic. Number Fun songs can become the focus of exploration as children seek to understand the mathematical concepts embedded within them. The visualisations encapsulated within the videos are powerful tools for reasoning. Songs are a wonderfully non-threatening way of extending and assessing children’s learning. Songs can also be used at other points in the day to reinforce learning or to link to other areas of the curriculum.
For more detail check out the set of videos that help you explore how to use Number Fun as a Teaching Tool. https://numberfunportal.com/using-portal-effectively/
What are the three different types of Number Fun songs?
In my masters research I indentified three distinct types of Number Fun songs:
1) Concept Songs – these help children learn a mathematical concept by making sense and finding meaning in the song. Typically these songs come in the form of a story.
2) Input/Output Songs – these songs provide a fun-filled and creative structure for practicing concepts. The teacher (or a child) provides an ‘input’ and the children answer with an ‘output’. These songs are inclusive and non-threatening as well as being highly adaptable.
3) Memory Songs – these songs are written to help children remember and recall mathematical facts, language and definitions. These work because of the Kylie Minogue Effect – ‘I just can’t get you out of my head’!
Some songs contain the characteristics of more than one type of song!
Can my school buy Number Fun?
Yes. We offer a special school-wide licence discounted from the regular classroom rate. If your SLT 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?
We are currently offering a free 14 day trial of the Number Fun Teacher Portal. You can get started on a monthly membership for £3.90, and cancel when you like so it’s low risk to check it out for longer!
Is there a parent version of Number Fun?
Yes! Check out https://parent.numberfunportal.com
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.
Does Number Fun cover the curriculum?
Number Fun has resources aligned to each of the curriculum domains. There is not a video for every single objective but there are over 325 videos that cover all the core concepts and the majority of key objectives. More material is being added regularly.
Check out the Quick Link Documents that detail how the Number Fun resources link to each Small Step in the White Rose Scheme of Learning.
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. The Number Fun videos, songs, PDF downloads, games and activities can support you to deliver engaging and innovative lessons.
More from other teachers
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