What is Number Facts?

Number Facts is built to help pupils in Years 1–3 master their basic addition and subtraction skills. It includes audio read-alouds and pictures to support pupils as they learn their first Number Facts. To answer the questions, pupils simply need to select the correct answer since we know interfacing with a keyboard can be difficult at these young ages.

Number Facts Visual Supports

We offer the following visual supports for early learners:

  1. Pictures

    A simple addition problem, with numbers and a picture as a visual aid.
  2. Ten Frames

    Another addition problem, this time with the pictures arranged in frames to simplify the creation of sets of ten.

Number Facts Steps

Step Description
Step 1
Year 1 pupils start here
Addition to 5 with pictures
Step 2
Year 2 pupils start here
Addition to 10 with pictures
Step 3
Year 3 pupils start here
Addition to 10 with ten frames
Step 4 Addition to to 10
Step 5 Subtraction within 5
Step 6 Subtraction within 10 with pictures
Step 7 Subtraction within 10 with ten frames
Step 8 Subtraction within 10
Step 9 Addition and Subtraction within 10
Step 10 Adding on to 10
Step 11 Horizontal Addition to 20
Step 12 Vertical Addition to 20
Step 13 All Addition to sum of 20
Step 14 Horizontal Subtraction within 20
Step 15 Vertical Subtraction within 20
Step 16 All Subtraction within 20
Step 17 Addition and Subtraction within 20
  • Pupils progress to the next step if they get 90% or higher for 2 sessions in a row.
  • Pupils move back to the previous step if they get 30% or lower for 2 sessions in a row.