Mission: Improve numerical literacy and encourage creativity and global citizenship by visualizing world patterns through fun and friendly number characters.
After more than thirty years of working with and teaching about numbers, Dr. Rebecca Klemm, The Numbers Lady, founded NumbersAlive! as an innovative framework for demystifying numbers and math. Students of all ages join the inquisitive numeric characters – plush toys, puppets, and animated characters – as they explore the relevance of mathematical concepts worldwide.
No one is too young to start learning about the universality of numbers and math – and that their relevance should be engaging, interesting, and downright fun! Putting numbers into a real world contexts and looking at them through the lenses of art, history, science and culture propels math out of academic abstraction and into a vital part of everyday life.
NumbersAlive! includes educational learning products (toys, books, and more), and out-of-school activities and programming. We use the arts and real-world adventures to encourage children to observe and speak about numbers in their own environments. This establishes a solid knowledge foundation for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) academic subjects.
Team Ten, led by Zero the Hero, accompanies The Numbers Lady and children on innovative, interpersonal, and interactive global education quests. They discover numerical applications and develop concepts of the scientific method. The learning adventure begins now!