The History of Number Fun
Number Fun is a powerful and creative tool for the teaching of Primary Mathematics. Music has an amazing power to engage children and to activate the brain. Songs are a wonderfully creative way of teaching maths - one that the children love!
Dave Godfrey is the man behind Number Fun. Dave’s background is as a primary teacher with a Maths degree and with a passion for Mathematics! In 1998 Dave was asked to write a set of primary assembly songs with maths links. These songs were published in early 2000 by the Stapleford Centre under the title of ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’. This resource was well received and Dave was subsequently challenged, ‘What else can you do?’ This led to a release of creativity and, based on his recent experience of teaching FS and KS1, Dave had a go at writing some simple songs to help children with their Maths. Some of the initial songs included classics like, ‘Farmer Pete’ and ‘Wobbly Tooth’. These were an instant hit, and a new project was born! Since those humble beginnings in 2001 Dave has gone on to write and co-write eight resource books for FS, KS1 & KS2 in the Number Fun series, recording 6 albums of songs and co-producing a set of interactive software – details of all these materials can be found in the resources section of this website!
Dave now spends some of his time continuing to develop new materials and a significant amount of time is spent travelling to train teachers in the use of Number Fun, and in visiting schools to present Number Fun to teachers and children.
Dave Godfrey is the man behind Number Fun and here you'll find out a bit more about his background and passions.
The Creative Team
An array of gifted and creative people have helped Dave in the development of Number Fun. You can find out more about them in this section!
Dave has been writing songs since 1998. Along with the Recordings you'll find in the Resources secion of this web site he has recorded several albums of Christian songs for children. Details of his recording career can be found on Dave's Recordings page.
Number Fun is gathering a big reputation around the country, and in this section you can check out examples of published reviews and articles about Number Fun.
Omega Zone Publishing
Omega Zone Publishing is the publishing arm of Number Fun. There are currently 8 resource packs, classroom whiteboard software and The Number Fun Training DVD.