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Making kids more comfortable with math: Numbers Alive

Techstination feature for Friday, May 29, 2015

Making kids more comfortable with math.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.  She’s called the Numbers Lady.    Dr. Rebecca Klemm says her mission is to make our relationship with numbers more friendly.   Numbers Alive has physical toys and books like Hello Numbers …which gives numerals personalities…

“Which actually has each of them describe who they are and there is also a free digital app, that’s also called Hello Numbers for tablets or Google Play or a Nook and Amazon.  And that combination of the plush numbers in a backpack which are small and you make numbers because they have magnets in their heads…so it’s not like they’re just isolated.  You can actually learn to construct them correctly and also learn polarity so that if you put them backwards, they don’t really like to go that way.”

The innovation has won a host of awards.   There’s more info at   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Kids