When students struggle with their grade-level math curriculum, it’s often because their grasp of number sense is less developed than the core curriculum assumes. With Kickstart: Number Sense, any adult can lead a small-group intervention that helps struggling students talk comfortably about numbers and develop foundational number sense skills in just 60 days!
Educators' Kickstart Experiences.Watch Video
Using Kickstart’s Complete Intervention Kit, small groups of 2–6 students come together to sing original songs, jump on a giant number line, play games, engage with hands-on manipulatives, and share their thinking aloud. A plush friend named Cota Kangaroo even accompanies students on their number sense journey.Download Brochure
Kickstart fits real classrooms because it’s:
Any classroom teacher, Title I teacher, interventionist, instructional assistant, staff, or volunteer can effectively lead students through Kickstart with little preparation time. The materials needed, how to use them, what to talk about, and how to move from one activity to the next are all spelled out in the Teacher Guides. Explicit teaching support is included in the Teacher Guides and available on MyZBPortal.com as well.How It Works
Browse the answers to questions that educators ask most often about Kickstart.Learn More
Help struggling students develop the confidence and understanding to talk and think about numbers flexibly and fluently.
Talk to a sales consultant about bringing Kickstart to your school or shop Zaner-Bloser’s online store for Kickstart materials.