There are 10 superhero Numberjacks, each with particular characteristics and different strengths. Click here to find out more.
There are 5 Meanies who create all kinds of mathematical problems that the Numberjacks have to put right. Click here to find out more.
We hope that every Numberjacks experience will combine entertainment and education. We want young children enjoy early maths, problem solving and thinking skills, get off to a good start at school, and have a cheerful and positive attitude towards maths that will last them all their lives. The learning in Numberjacks covers a wide range of topics, including numbers, counting, shape, measurement, movement, position, pattern and problem solving. Click here to find out more.
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We’ve been sent this wonderful photograph by a Numberjacks fan in Australia – a busy grandmother has made sure that he dreams of Numberjacks!
We had a lovely email from a fan of Numberjacks in New Zealand. This is what they said:
“My son is 2 1/2 years old and a great fan of the Numberjacks. When he was 2 he could count to 10. Now at 2 1/2 years old, he can read the numbers to 9 (for 10 he says 1 and 0!). We mix up the numbers and he recognises every number. A lot of people were surprised and impressed but I’ve recently realised that its because of the Numberjacks. The Numberjacks are easily identified because they are clearly visible by number/name. I’d like to thank you for advancing my son at such an early age and keep up the great work.”
The People with Problems
People with problems on location include children but are mainly adults. In most episodes, the problems first affect a child then spread to adults.
There are a number or returning characters, such as the Cleaner and the Waitress. Other victims of the Meanies include the Old Lady, the Entertainer, and Bowling Ball Man.
There are no ‘responsible adults’ hovering in the background in the Numberjacks – the adults are the ones with problems, with the Numberjacks, the Agents and the Audience sorting things out for them. This empowerment of children is a key part of the Numberjacks’ appeal.
The Numberjacks Agents
The Agents are real children who call in to alert the Numberjacks to problems and later help them with their thinking. They each have a number between 16 and 101.