Contact innovator

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.
Rebecca Klemm, PhD, Founder of NumbersAlive! and the NumbersAlive! Foundation
Building a house for a number allows students to think creatively both when designing and then communicating their ideas, numerical knowledge and global connections.

Rebecca Klemm, PhD, Founder of NumbersAlive! and the NumbersAlive! Foundation

Overview

HundrED has not validated this innovation

Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Rebecca Klemm on June 21st, 2019
Key figures

Innovation Overview

STUDENTS
Target Group
1 100
Children/Users
10
Countries
2015
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
443
Views
Updated on April 12th, 2021
bookmark_border
Bookmark
share
Share
about the innovation
Media

See this innovation in action

Banner to invite audience to the DC Maker Faire to Build the Town of NumberOpolis!
9 and 3 showing graphically the relationship between square and square root
Learners busy putting the clock puzzle together
Middle School puzzle of 6 hexagons creating a single regular hexagon
Puzzle island NumberOpolis!
Cinco de Mayo trailer featuring guest, Cinco and students of Youngblood Intermediate School
https://vimeo.com/340974633This trailer showcases the forthcoming film developed in collaboration with 5th and 6th grade students at Youngblood Intermediate School in Houston, Texas, USA. Students worked on all aspects of the filming process: subject matter; dialogue; research; jokes; puppeteering; filming; voices; numeric Loteria game; and live action finale. The final film and associated materials will be released during July 2019.
Episode 7, featuring Special Guest, Pi
https://youtu.be/gVDN2aepmUgLocate the associated learning guide, scavenger hunt, and associated learning materials at www.numbersalive.org/thenumbersshow/ 
Episode 6, with Special Guests e and Number 4
https://youtu.be/JRUcxXMpeAELocate the associated learning guide and scavenger hunt at www.numbersalive.org/thenumbersshow/ 
Episode 5 with special guest, Phi
https://youtu.be/Hq2ynA-gii8Locate the associated learning guide, scavenger hunt, and phi slides at www.numbersalive.org/thenumbersshow/ 
Episode 4 Holiday Special!
https://youtu.be/veUVOjueykILocate the associated learning guide and scavenger hunt at www.numbersalive.org/thenumbersshow/ 
Episode 3 with special guest, Number Eight!
https://youtu.be/AhJfOJKIoAYLocate the associated learning guide, scavenger hunt, and digital crossword puzzle at www.numbersalive.org/thenumbersshow/ 
Episode 2 with special guests the Two Twins
https://youtu.be/j3bcUpN2jo0Locate the associated learning guide and scavenger hunt at www.numbersalive.org/thenumbersshow/ 
Episode 1 featuring special guest, Number One!
https://youtu.be/isJGKsiz8eULocate the associated learning guide and scavenger hunt at www.numbersalive.org/thenumbersshow/ 

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

June 2019
"Best math class ever!" 8-floored house for 8 with octopus in pool by 7th grade student
December 2018
Release of first episode of The Numbers Show in NumberOpolis!
October 2018
Beginning of designing or reconfiguring playground to learning space
October 2017
Historic awards for learning tools that can be included in Building the Town of NumberOpolis!
February 2017
Number Linx--One of top 16 educational innovations at GESS Dubai
August 2016
Dr.Klemm receives US patent for Number Linx
May 2016
Introduction of floor clock puzzle at Bay Area Maker Faire
February 2016
Hello Numbers Discovery Pack--One of top 16 educational innovations at GESS Dubai
February 2016
Dr. Klemm teaching in Barbados and Dominica for the US Dept of State
Map

Spread of the innovation

loading map...
Steps

Inspired to implement this? Here's how...

01
Introductory Summary and Visualization of Numbers 0-9
We have a package of materials: 1. Short description display for unstructured/structured public events 2. Meet Team Ten Visually slideshow to inspire creation and numeric linkages
Read more
02
Number 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.
Read more
03
Adaptable 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.
Read more
04
Foundational Math Concepts Through Number Links
The attached powerpoint integrates visual numbers with text and additional pictures of historic interaction with NumbersAlive!
Read more