Students need to be immersed in learning environments that promote real learning in real contexts. Teams and teamwork help to promote deep learning that occurs through interaction, problem solving, dialogue, cooperation and collaboration.
It is inevitable that sooner or later we all end up needing to function within a group. For some of us this reality can be very challenging. Because Numberella involves up to 5 players the nature of the game is interactive and requires the players to communicate. This is a very fertile ground to help the children develop mechanisms to function within groups andto find their voice in a safe environment. The Harry Hijack card, in particular, allows this process to take place.
The Numberella leagues takes the concept of Team Work one step further. It creates a space where members of the community can work together to help children, through the use of Numberella, improve their mathematic skills whilst also generating a feeling of community.