Welcome to NumberShire!

Parents – if you have an iPad, get "NumberShire 1: Home" on the Apple App Store. If you do not have an iPad, please fill out the online request form to sign up for a free research account.

Teachers – please fill out the online request form to get a free research account.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ns1its@uoregon.edu.

Welcome to NumberShire!

Home of the next generation of early math learning

An engaging, educational video game emphasizing:
NumberShire has been developed with support from the
US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences and evaluated using the US Department of Education's standards for research. In a randomized controlled trial, NumberShire students made significant gains in whole number concepts and skills addressed in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Data and Accountability
NumberShire provides educators with individual student and aggregate group mastery reports that depict student math learning and progress in NumberShire activities. These mastery reports are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for mathematics (K-2) to support instructional decision-making.
NumberShire adjusts the level of scaffolding during game play and provides additional practice opportunities based on students' educational needs.
Blended Learning
NumberShire complements and supports existing core mathematics curricula and can be used as a targeted intervention or whole-class instructional supplement.

Demonstrated Results

A randomized controlled trial conducted in 26 first grade classrooms found that students in the NumberShire treatment group performed better than students in the control on a math assessment designed to measure learning in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Results of the 8-week pilot study demonstrate that NumberShire can significantly improve mathematics learning in the domains of Counting and Cardinality, Number and Operations in Base Ten, and Operations and Algebraic Thinking.

In the News

The kids rave about the web-based game, which teaches math through an engaging story and colorful characters set in the fairy tale village of NumberShire.
Register Guard Making Math Fun June 1st, 2014


The reason I have decided to become involved in NumberShire is I really feel like this is the future, this is where we're going to make a lot of progress working with students.
Tim McAndrew Math Coordinator Prospect Hill Academy, Somerville, MA
If the students select an incorrect answer, the game re-teaches the skill and gives the student the language on what the math concept is, what they need to do and why, so the student can practice and master that skill.
Antje Snawder Kindergarten Teacher Chavez Elementary, Eugene OR
I give NumberShire praises! The kids really respond well to it. They are engaged, learning, and excited! I plan to use NumberShire next year!
Christie Hoogendoorn 1st Grade Teacher Camas Ridge Community School, Eugene OR

Our Team

greetings from Thought Cycle team

We're a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed team of well-traveled, veteran game developers who want to change the world through high-quality, engaging and amusing games for next generation learning.

We’ve partnered closely with the University of Oregon's Center on Teaching and Learning to improve the quality of early math education through carefully crafted curricula and thorough research.

We are extremely proud to have the support of the Institute of Education Sciences.



The University of Oregon provides support for NumberShire.
Contact us at ns1its@uoregon.edu