Rebecca Klemm, PhD, Founder of NumbersAlive! and the NumbersAlive! Foundation
A place for every number: design; create; and communicate.
Building the Town of NumberOpolis!
location_on Washington, United States
Imagination, global numeric linkages and recycled materials encourage students to experiment with math on their own terms. The multi-disciplinary one-day to full-year engaging program alleviates math anxiety and sparks critical thinking. Its flexibility ignites collaboration with STEM/STEAM programs, as per the film series, The Travelling Numbers Show and designing a learning environment.
Blended Learning, Creative Learning, Critical Thinking, Design Thinking, Drama in Education, geometry, Hands-On Learning, Imaginative Education, maker faire, Math, Mathematical thinking, Mathematics applied to real life, numerical literacy, Project Based Learning, scientific method, Storytelling, Teamwork
Building a house for a number allows students to think creatively both when designing and then communicating their ideas, numerical knowledge and global connections.
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Updated on April 12th, 2021
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Achievements & Awards
"Best math class ever!" 8-floored house for 8 with octopus in pool by 7th grade student
Release of first episode of The Numbers Show in NumberOpolis!
Beginning of designing or reconfiguring playground to learning space
Historic awards for learning tools that can be included in Building the Town of NumberOpolis!
Number Linx--One of top 16 educational innovations at GESS Dubai
Dr.Klemm receives US patent for Number Linx
Introduction of floor clock puzzle at Bay Area Maker Faire
Hello Numbers Discovery Pack--One of top 16 educational innovations at GESS Dubai
Dr. Klemm teaching in Barbados and Dominica for the US Dept of State
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02Number Photo Walk/Number Scavenger Hunt
Have groups of 1 or more children select a number to make and then take with them on a short walk in the neighborhood. Take pictures or draw numeric representations found and make a group book or number mobile. Can be executed with caregivers and children depending on the age of the children.
03Adaptable Teacher Guide
The attached pdf document can be adapted to conform to educational requirements. All teachers or groups wanting to Build a Town of NumberOpolis! should feel to contact Dr. Klemm for help designing lessons, assessment, student materials and procedures consistent with local requirements.