If you don’t like word games like scrabble then this is a great game. Everyone plays at the same time creating their own crossword answers. My son is getting better at mental arithmetic which is a huge bonus. Another bonus was the portability of the game, finish a game and pour the tiles back into the bag.
Iain T. Scotland
It really gets the old brain working, trying to come up with creative combinations of sums. I am the reigning champion in my household…mind you the kids are only 9 & 11 and my wife’s maths is terrible!
Good on ya mate…great game. Cheers
David Lowe, New Zealand
At Abbots Ripton the children have been playing with both Numenko games following a recent visit from Tom Lennett. Many of the children were inspired by Tom and his infectious enthusiasm for numbers and arithmetic. The older children have enjoyed the challenge of using the board game version.
Numenko-in-a-bag is very popular with children of all ages from the reception class to year 6. It has proved to be versatile in the classroom. The children quickly picked up how to play the game. They now access the game independently from adult intervention and for them it is an enjoyable way to play with numbers and calculations. Children of varying abilities can play together.
From a teacher’s point of view Numenko allows the children to practise using their number skills in a fun non threatening way.
Maureen Basford, Assistant Head at Abbots Ripton Primary School.
Bought the bag game for the kids but have now bought the board game to play with other adults as I like numbers and enjoy the challenge of making large scores.
K. Jones. Milton Keynes
Numenko in-a-bag game : I found this game very entertaining and very educational for my children. It is ideal to teach children their sums.
Mr C.T. “Bunsen 25″ Scotland
I like that this game is fun but yet makes you think. This is perfect for summer vacations to play to keep up with your math skills. What I really like is that playing this game with my children (9 & 13 ), we are all playing on the same level. My son can add and subtract and my daughter and I can multiply and divide or use addition and subtraction and still all have fun playing. You can make it as challenging or simple as you want.
Shawn, New York, USA
Numenko is a useful tool in helping children develop their understanding of numerical relationships.
Jamie Brown. Deputy Head and Head of Maths, Caddington School, Bedfordshire.
Can be played in a short time. No need to keep score. Kids can make small calculations, using plus or minus, older players can use all the operators. What was great was not having the kids get impatient about waiting their turn since we all played at the same time.
Dermot K. Dublin
Numenko provides the opportunity for pupils of all ages to practise number bonds and times tables. It gives valuable reinforcement for those who find the retention of number facts difficult.
Pat Guy. SENCo. Haberdashers’ Aske’s School. Elstree.
Numenko board game: I bought this game for my young grandson, who has just started pre-school and is fascinated by the integers. As expected, he loved it; rather unexpectedly, his younger sister did too. As a mathematician myself, it was great to watch the pair of them getting to grips with not only the ideas of adding, subtracting and multiplying numbers together but also the formalism needed to express them as equations. I’m now looking forward to the pair of them finding out about division so that we can play the full game.
Dr. M.R. Davies (Bedfordshire, England)
Numenko-in-a-bag has been great for our family. My boys are having so much fun, they forget that they are reinforcing their math skills, too. The portability and simple rules make it a great choice for family fun at home or on the go.
Catherine S. New Windsor, NY, USA.
It’s true, if you can play scrabble you can play this game. Same rules but just using numbers and operators instead of words and the rules of the game are more flexible which creates some high scores.
Alan F. Saffron Walden
Numenko-in-a-bag: This game is not about high scores or much competition at all, although there is a winner. All players play at the same time but each player plays independently. You make equations, kind of like scrabble makes words. In regards to playing time, it is not too lengthy. I enjoyed that it made me brush up on my math skills (I did have to pull out a pencil and paper for some of the math!) There isn’t pressure and you play at your own pace, but you don’t want to have any tiles at the end.
Karissa, Colorado, USA
Grandpa’s ambition to show school kids the magic of maths. Grandfather Tom Lennett is on a mission to show the nation’s schoolchildren that maths does not have to be the one subject they struggle with…….
Luton on Sunday
“Tom Lennett invented Numenko, a game to help his daughter with maths. Now, several versions and a few granddaughters later, he says he’s finally got the recipe right.”
Stephanie Northen. The Guardian.
A board game invented by a Scots grandfather could soon be helping youngsters with their sums in classrooms across the country……..
Game Inventor’s present for Santa. Tom took the opportunity to travel across the Arctic Circle into Northern Finland and Lapland and to the official home town of Santa in Rovaniemi where he presented Santa with a Numenko board game……..
Leighton Buzzard Observer.
A Scot is on a mission to Finland to discover why a board game he invented is proving such a big hit there with schoolkids……..
Scottish Daily Record