The NumberSense App is proving its value in the closed school context!

03 May 2020

The NumberSense App is proving its value in the closed schoo...

Since writing about our special offer on the NumberSense App, more than 2000 new children and an increasing number of schools are now using the Number...

CONFERENCE: Postponed to 31 July & 1 August due to coronavirus

19 Mar 2020

CONFERENCE: Postponed to 31 July & 1 August due to coronavir...

We hope that you are adapting well to the living and working conditions that we must adopt if we are to “flatten the curve” and beat the c...

Coronavirus Response

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Response

As a country we are facing numerous challenges, not least of which is the current coronavirus outbreak. Understandably, and thankfully, the President...

2020 User Group Conference

03 Mar 2020

2020 User Group Conference

It is time for the fifth NumberSense Conference! Will you be there? The NumberSense Conference is a wonderful two-day networking and learning oppor...

Welcome to 2020

13 Jan 2020

Welcome to 2020

The NumberSense Team are ready to provide you with all the support you need. Here are some of the support activities that we have planned for the year...

NumberSense Mathematics Programme Term 4 News

03 Oct 2019

NumberSense Mathematics Programme Term 4 News

This term we have four workshops planned across the country, and we have updates on the 2020 NumberSense User Group Conference.  Term 4 Wor...

NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference 2020

02 Sep 2019

NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference 2020

Planning for the 2020 NumberSense User Group Conference well is on track. We are pleased to share the initial details, which include a change in ve...

World Record: Largest Menger Sponge

08 Aug 2019

World Record: Largest Menger Sponge

  World Record: Largest Menger Sponge On the 10 May 2019, the NumberSense team worked with 15 university students and 45 primary school stu...

NumberSense Mathematics Programme News

06 Aug 2019

NumberSense Mathematics Programme News

NumberSense Workshops: Term 3 Manipulating Numbers: The role and development of manipulating number skills (mental arithmetic) in the NumberSe...

User Group Conference 2019 - we're breaking a record!

21 Apr 2019

User Group Conference 2019 - we're breaking a record!

Attention mathematics teachers! Call to register for the NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference … an opportunity to learn, sha...

User Group Conference 2019

12 Mar 2019

User Group Conference 2019

The NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference is being held on 10 and 11 May 2019, at the Avenue Conference Centre, V&A Waterfront i...

User Group Feedback

30 Oct 2018

User Group Feedback

The NumberSense Mathematics Programme has shown consistent and substantial growth over the past few years. In response to user suggestions and request...

NumberSense Product Update

20 Aug 2018

NumberSense Product Update

Expanded product range! We are delighted to introduce the NumberSense Companion Activity Kit and Resources. Please see our updated product list for...

NumberSense on social media

01 Aug 2018

NumberSense on social media

NumberSense has joined social media! Instagram: numbersense_programme Follow us on instragram to view the awesome images from our 2018 Numb...

Dogs article

01 Aug 2018

Dogs article

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NumberSense Workbooks: Contributing to research

10 Jul 2018

NumberSense Workbooks: Contributing to research

Aarnout Brombacher co-authored Students’ Early Grade Understanding of the Equal Sign and Non-standard Equations in Jordan and India, as part of...

NumberSense Programme Updates

15 Jun 2018

NumberSense Programme Updates

After very exciting and encouraging responses from those who attended and participated in our 2018 NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group C...

The NumberSense Companion Activity Kit is ready!

15 May 2018

The NumberSense Companion Activity Kit is ready!

The NumberSense Companion Activity Kit and the NumberSense Companion Resources are ready! The kit and resources will be launc...

Attention mathematics teachers!

02 May 2018

Attention mathematics teachers!

Do you teach mathematics in the primary school? You are invited! Brombacher and Associates is hosting the third annual NumberSense Mathematics Progra...

NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference

27 Apr 2018

NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference

The NumberSense Mathematics Programme provides an innovative approach to teaching mathematics in the early years. The programme provides comprehensive...

Should we focus on teachers or students?

13 Mar 2018

Should we focus on teachers or students?

Should we focus on teachers or students? Aarnout Brombacher recently attended the CIES (Comparative and International Education Society) conference i...

NumberSense Mathematics Programme 2018 Workshops and News

30 Jan 2018

NumberSense Mathematics Programme 2018 Workshops and News

Welcome to NumberSense in 2018! We hope that 2018 has started well and that your term is in full swing! We have finalised the dates and content...

Measurement, Geometry and Data Handling in the NumberSense Mathematics Programme

12 Oct 2017

Measurement, Geometry and Data Handling in the NumberSense M...

With the publication of the Companion Workbooks (for Grades 4 to 7) and Teacher Guides (for Grades R to 3) the NumberSense Mathematics Programme now p...

User Group Conference – Share your story!

02 Mar 2017

User Group Conference – Share your story!

The second NumberSense User Group Conference will be held on 19 and 20 May 2017, in Cape Town. This year we are inviting teachers (as individuals o...

1 Million NumberSense Workbooks

02 Mar 2017

1 Million NumberSense Workbooks

Press release article prepared by Kim Stephens: As the team at Brombacher and Associates packs their one millionth NumberSense Workbook to send out...

Corporate Social Investment Opportunity!

23 Feb 2017

Corporate Social Investment Opportunity!

Rand Water Foundation has invested in education by supplying a number of schools with a branded GeoGenius Construction Kit. GeoGenius is a product of...

Home grown mathematics solution

26 Jan 2017

Home grown mathematics solution

As we approach the exciting milestone of selling our millionth book we take pride in providing a home grown South African mathematics solution! Aar...

Number sense?

10 Jan 2017

Number sense?

Number sense? Why is it important and how do you teach it? These questions are addressed and answered in the articles listed below.These are also ques...

2017 Workshop Programme

15 Dec 2016

2017 Workshop Programme

Please click the heading “2017 Workshop Programme” for our 2017 Workshop Programme details! Watch the website – Workshop tab –...

Aarnout Brombacher on safm

06 Dec 2016

Aarnout Brombacher on safm

“According to Trends in International Maths and Science Study, South Africa is almost dead last among 48 countries in terms of its maths and sci...

NumberSense Mobile App

14 Oct 2016

NumberSense Mobile App

From 2017, the NumberSense Workbook Series will become available in mobile app format for both Android and Apple devices. Without losing any of the r...

Companion Workbook update

13 Oct 2016

Companion Workbook update

We are delighted to tell you that the production of the Grade 4, 5 and 6 NumberSense Companion Workbooks is on track. The Companion Workbooks go to th...

User Group Conference 2017 – Save the date!

06 Sep 2016

User Group Conference 2017 – Save the date!

The dates for our 2017 User Group Conference have been set: 19, 20 May 2017 at a venue in Cape Town. Details to follow.  Contact conference@numbe...

Play the “lucky value” game and participate in the challenges

05 Sep 2016

Play the “lucky value” game and participate in the challenge...

The “lucky value” of the number on a number plate or in a telephone number is the total of all the palindrome points. Each palindrome in t...

User Group Conference Update

29 Jan 2016

User Group Conference Update

Spaces for the Number Sense User Group Conference 2016 are filling up. Contact conference@numbersense.co.za to sign up. Here’s the latest update...

Schools work with Shikaya – exciting feedback

21 Dec 2015

Schools work with Shikaya – exciting feedback

As 2015 draws to a close, the Number Sense team looks back over another busy year. One of the highlights has been the Foundation Phase mathematics pro...

Registration details for User Group Conference 2016

10 Dec 2015

Registration details for User Group Conference 2016

Th Number Sense User Group Conference registrations are now open. You can download the registration form by clicking here: NS CONFERENCE REGISTRA...

Number Sense on Twitter

07 Dec 2015

Number Sense on Twitter

We are on Twitter! In our excitement for the User Group Conference in May we have launched a Twitter account. Our Twitter handle is @NSWKBKS. Fol...

Save the date: Number Sense User Group Conference 2016

24 Nov 2015

Save the date: Number Sense User Group Conference 2016

We are excited to announce the first Number Sense Workbook User Group Conference. On 20 – 21 May 2016 teachers, parents and other Number Sense u...

Number Sense makes us smile

03 Nov 2015

Number Sense makes us smile

On 28 October 2015, John from Claremont called into Smile 90.4FM to share his reason for smiling. His reason for smiling is because his daughter loves...

Team building at the Cape Town Color Run

17 Oct 2015

Team building at the Cape Town Color Run

The girls at the B&A office decided to do the Cape Town Color Run together. What a happy, laughter-filled, powder covered, memorable day out in t...

A proud moment – excellent review for our benchmarking tests

14 Oct 2015

A proud moment – excellent review for our benchmarking tests

Recently we set benchmarking tests for one of our clients. Our clients then subjected these tests for them for independent review. Here is what th...

News from the Eastern Cape

06 Oct 2015

News from the Eastern Cape

Three months ago, together with Shikaya, we started a mathematics project in the Eastern Cape. Recent reports tell us that the project is going i...

Newspaper article – “Problem solving approach to mathematics pays off”

23 Sep 2015

Newspaper article – “Problem solving approach to mathematics...

Sweet Valley Primary has shown that the problem centred approach to teaching mathematics has put their learners ahead. They were named as the top...

Making the most of the Number Sense workbooks workshop

21 Sep 2015

Making the most of the Number Sense workbooks workshop

We are pleased to announce that we are holding workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg in November. Aarnout Brombacher is presenting a one day worksho...

Bridge House mathematics week

03 Sep 2015

Bridge House mathematics week

Bridge House preparatory school held their mathematics week on 17 – 21 September 2015. On the Friday, the Number Sense team joined in the fun. A...

New Number Sense car

01 Sep 2015

New Number Sense car

This little car has the big task of driving Koliswa between the project schools in Port Elizabeth and East London. It’s almost 300 km between th...

Number lines for sale

07 Jul 2015

Number lines for sale

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Number Sense number line. We have designed a number line that is perfect for use in any classroom situ...

Partnership with Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club

07 Jul 2015

Partnership with Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club

The Helderberg Sunrise Rotary club has started a project which aims at improving mathematics education and learning at two schools in Macass...

Meet a Number Sense fan

27 May 2015

Meet a Number Sense fan

We love providing support to schools that use the Number Sense Workbook Series. At a recent school support visit Ewan Munks, a boy from Clifton Sch...

Another satisfied client

18 Feb 2015

Another satisfied client

One of our clients asked us to write a set of textbooks for Grade 7, 8 and 9 with the same problem centred approach that is used in the Number Sense W...

More Mathematics in 2015 please

20 Dec 2014

More Mathematics in 2015 please

Here is a media release article about some of the project work we undertook this year. More Mathematics in 2015 please C. Moore – December 2...

Half a million workbooks sold

27 Nov 2014

Half a million workbooks sold

We have reached a milestone. On 25 November 2014, we sold our 500 000th Number Sense workbook! Without a doubt, we are ecstatic. The Num...

Five secrets to transform your maths class

31 Oct 2014

Five secrets to transform your maths class

You won’t find the Number Sense team sitting behind our desks on an average day. We’ll be out working in schools to improve mathematics ed...

Number Sense in the movies

10 Sep 2014

Number Sense in the movies

We’re going to be in a movie! Recently we asked if one of the Number Sense Workbooks to be used as a featured prop in a scene of a movie call...

Number Sense at sea

28 Aug 2014

Number Sense at sea

Troy and Tanner’s family is on holiday in Croatia. They decided to take their Number Sense workbooks with them. The boys attend Clifton school i...

Interview with Nick Snow (eBizRadio) – Addressing problems in mathematics teaching in South Africa

26 Aug 2014

Interview with Nick Snow (eBizRadio) – Addressing problems i...

Nick Snow of eBizRadio interviewed Aarnout Brombacher about the problems in mathematics education in South Africa. Some of the topics discussed are...

Newspaper article – “Yes we can find a solution to our school maths crisis”

18 Aug 2014

Newspaper article – “Yes we can find a solution to our schoo...

We’re in the newspaper! Aarnout Brombacher, owner and founder of Brombacher and Associates, who are the creators of the Number Sense Workbook...

Welcome to the Number Sense Workbook Series website

19 Nov 2013

Welcome to the Number Sense Workbook Series website

We are delighted that the Number Sense Workbook Series website has been launched. Although there is still much that we plan and have to d...