Number Fun is a powerful and creative tool for the teaching of Primary Mathematics.
Songs are a wonderfully creative way of teaching and engaging children in mathematics! Below is an outline of how Number Fun was born!
The History of Number Fun
Dave Godfrey is the man behind Number Fun. Dave’s background is as a primary teacher with a Maths degree and with a passion for Mathematics! In 1998 Dave was asked to write a set of primary assembly songs with maths links. These songs were published in early 2000 by the Stapleford Centre under the title of ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’.
This resource was well received and Dave was subsequently challenged, ‘What else can you do?’ This led to a release of creativity and, based on his recent experience of teaching FS and KS1, Dave had a go at writing some simple songs to help children with their Maths.
Some of the initial songs included classics like, ‘Farmer Pete’ and ‘Wobbly Tooth’. These were an instant hit, and a new project was born! Since those humble beginnings in 2001 Dave has gone on to write and co-write eight resource books for FS, KS1 & KS2 in the Number Fun series, recording 6 albums of songs and co-producing a set of interactive software – details of all these materials can be found in the resources section of this website! What does Dave do now?
Dave now spends some of his time continuing to develop new materials, including the forthcoming Song Resource Pack 5. He also spends a significant amount of time traveling to train teachers in the use of Number Fun, and in visiting schools to present Number Fun to teachers and children.
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