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USEFUL LINKS - Hillside Primary SchoolNumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.
It develops the following skills: 
1. Subitising

Subitising is when you are able to look at a group of objects and realise how many there are without counting. This only works with small groups of numbers, as we can only subitise up to 5 things.

2. Number Bonds

Building on their subitising skills, learners smoothly transition onto number bonds. Over the course of NumBots, they become lightning fast at number bonds to 5, 10, 20 and 100.

3. Adding & Subtracting

Moving from iconic image representations to abstract numbers, NumBots covers practical strategies for approaching different types of calculations - such as bridging to the nearest 10, near doubles, partitioning numbers and compensating.