Dr. Klemm, PhD, was invited to return to ISTE this year and to host a poster session exploring the idea of “Building NumberOpolis,” a town where all of Team Ten and the STEM Squad live, in homes customized to match each number’s personality. During the session, the booth was constantly full of a steady stream of curious conference attendees. One teacher commented, “Your booth was my fav. Love meeting people as passionate (or more) about numbers as me” (LD)! Dr. Klemm and NumbersAlive! were excited for the opportunity to spread the idea to educators nationwide that math can be fun, engaging, explorative, and integrated with any other subject imaginable.
On June 2, 2017, EdWeek Market Brief reported that NumbersAlive! was among the 100 top social media influencers of the US K12 market, due to the content of our tweets, the number of our Twitter followers, and our Klout score.
This is exciting news, as it values the educational contributions of NumbersAlive! right alongside those of much larger education organizations and corporations. Bigger is not necessarily better.
How the ranking was determined
Realizing that educators, leaders, and technologists are increasingly turning to Twitter for social and professional reasons, EdWeek Market Brief partnered with the Education Week Research Center to identify companies to evaluate and rank based on social media influence. The influence was calculated using two metrics: number of Twitter followers and scores from Klout.
Klout is “a social media-monitoring service that uses an algorithm to track accumulated influence across networks and assign a numerical value between 1 and 100 to show results over a 90-day period.” The top six organizations had Klout scores of 80-86; at 93 of 100, NumbersAlive!’s score was 44.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WASHINGTON – (September 21, 2015) – Dr. Rebecca Klemm, aka The Numbers Lady, is bringing her award-winning NumbersAlive!® educational brand to the 6th Annual World Maker Faire September 26-27th at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. The World Maker Faire is one of the biggest of its kind; at the 5th Annual World Maker Faire there were over 830 maker entries; 85,000 attendees; and 60+ sponsors.
At the NumbersAlive!® exhibit kids will be introduced to the world of natural numeric patterns and invited to dig into an extensive collection of natural and manufactured materials to build houses for the new town of NumberOpolis. The Team Ten characters, numbers 0-9, and Pi want to move to this new town and are counting on kids’ fresh imagination and creativity to build each of the numbers a home.
“Research shows that if you have a little bit of fear it breaks off your cognitive ability to learn. NumbersAlive! was developed to combat that fear and make numbers soft, friendly characters you can count on. At Maker Faire, we want to engage children in building out the new town of NumberOpolis with numbers they can embrace – without fear – for a lifetime,” says Dr. Klemm.
Dr. Klemm has devoted decades of teaching to demystify math. She knows it is important for children to learn through concepts but it’s also important for children to understand that math is the language of the universe.
NumbersAlive! presents numbers as fun and friendly characters who uncover numeric patterns embedded in everything throughout the world: in art, science, architecture, sports, nature, culture and folklore. The playful numbers come alive through their own storytelling captivating children into learning in every discipline. They are touchable in the form of soft plush numbers and also enchant children through their books, songs and games, even interacting digitally on tablets with their app.
NumbersAlive!® packages its creative, universal learning concept in two brands: (1) Team Ten® – for numbers 0-9; and (2) STEM Squad® – for higher-level math and science concepts led by π. The NumbersAlive! ® brand boasts a growing list of prestigious awards including: Educational App Store 5 star certification, Family Review Center Awards, Mom’s Choice, Dr. Toy, Creative Child 2014 Book of the Year and Plush Toy of the Year, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Children’s Literature Independently Published Principal’s Award (CLIPPA) and National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA). The Hello Numbers Discovery Pack was named one of the 16 most innovative educational products of 2014 by Global Educational Supplies and Services (GESS).
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In the January 2015 issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, journalist and product review expert Jenn Porsche did a wonderful review on our Hello Numbers Discovery Pack.The HELLO NUMBERS DISCOVERY PACK is an award-winning, multisensory learning product that includes the friendly plush numbers of Team Ten (0-9) plus the Hello Numbers book and Hello Numbers in Song CD, both which introduce the characters by where they occur in the world. READ REVIEW HERE