About NumberNagar®

NumberNagar® Summary.

NumberNagar® is an Innovation in Experiential learning (Maths, English, Science), for children of ages 6 to 14, with the objective of making learning contextual, engaging and enjoyable.

NumberNagar® offers the following, based on proprietary 5C™ methodology, across curricula:
- Franchise Programme – Maths, English and Science Concept Learning Centres
- Concept Clarity Kits for schools
- Integrated Labs for Schools
- 5C™ Assessments for Children

NumberNagar® is a dynamic solution that can be integrated into an existing school environment, and also can flourish as an independent learning centre.

NumberNagar® Awards.

2017 - "Commonwealth First Export Champion" at UK

2016- Top 25 start-up finalist at World Start-up Expo, Bengaluru

2015 - IDA (India Didactics Association) award winner for Innovation in Learning Spaces

2015 - SME Excellence Award by KSMBOA

2013 - Best Education Concept Business Idea of the year by Franchise India.

NumberNagar® Vision.

To be the household name as creators of disruptive learning solutions.

NumberNagar® Mission.

To research, design and develop experiential learning solutions for children between 4 and 18 years of age.

NumberNagar® Belief.

Learn it right, the first time.

5C™Methodology.

The 5C™ methodology is based on the belief that a learning cycle is complete when a learner is immersed in the 5Cs of learning – Curiosity, Clarity, Connectivity, Communication and Competence. The learning cycle begins with Curiosity – where the urge to learn is kindled. NumberNagar® space provides ample triggers for curiosity. This curiosity when followed by appropriate guidance through instruction, activities, understanding and application provides Clarity. Activities at NumberNagar® are focussed on providing this clarity. Clarity across multiple concepts leads to Connectivity amongst concepts, topics and subjects. NumberNagar® achieves connectivity by using an interdisciplinary approach and connecting the child’s learning to applications in real life. When these are successfully accomplished, Communication of one’s understanding effectively forms an essential part of the learning cycle. At NumberNagar®, focus is on developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills leading to overall development in communication. When these 4 Cs are achieved continuously and consistently over a period of time, it leads to Competence. NumberNagar® assesses competence by developing metrics and assessing students’ progress periodically (monthly/quarterly/annually). Although not necessarily sequential, these 5Cs lay the foundation for learning.

5C Approach

NumberNagar® Story.

The story begins in the early 2000s when a team of motivated scientists set about to make a difference in children’s learning experiences. On interaction with graduate students, they found that the students lacked in-depth conceptual clarity in their chosen subjects even though they had advanced in their academic degrees. On probing the source of this lacuna, the team realised that the problem lies in the formative years of primary and lower secondary school education where all fundamental concepts are introduced for the first time.

In order to address this problem, the team spent almost a decade interacting with teachers and students at the ground level in their school environment. This included diverse combinations of classroom teaching, activity sessions, hands-on workshops, skill training for students and intense training sessions for teachers on subject competence, student psychology and necessary skills.

Armed with the findings and learnings of this extensive ground research, the team developed the 5C™ methodology. Following this development, in the year 2011, the research, design and development team of NumberNagar® set about the task of creative a product centred around conceptual learning of core subjects, which would connect their learning to their everyday experiences. The team also focused on including various perspectives to conceptual learning by triggering interest in one subject through another and looking at a single concept through various lenses.

In this quest of creative and student-centric learning methods, the team conceived the idea of a learning space that removes barriers and invites the child to engage actively in their learning process either independently or with the help of a facilitator. NumberNagar® was inaugurated on 22 Dec 2012, National Mathematics Day, commemorating Srinivasa Ramanujan on his 125th birth anniversary.

Following a successful inauguration, NumberNagar® was officially launched in June 2013 with the first school signing up in Bengaluru.

NumberNagar® Name.

Every child lives in a community (village or town or city). In India, one of the generic words used to represent a community is ‘Nagar’.

Number plays a very important role in every child’s learning cycle and life. Eg: Mobile numbers, birthdays, number of shapes in their surroundings, age of people around them, speed of moving objects (Physics), concept of money (Mathematics), dates of important events (History), volume of water they drink (Chemistry), age of plants and trees (Biology), distance and direction from their home to school (Geography) and so on. These numbers form a part of their overall experience and are not isolated as Maths, English or Science.

As the uniqueness of our approach is in interconnecting conceptual learning to a child’s daily life relating to the city/town/village the child lives in, the name is NumberNagar®.

NumberNagar® Logo.

The logo of NumberNagar® sports the shape of a sign board in bright yellow and black lettering on it. The name has two words starting with ‘N’ that is indicated by the Kannada letter ‘ನ’ and the rest of the letters are spelled in English. The significance of the Kannada character is to emphasise the place of origin Bengaluru and its native language.

The black square that holds the first letter is also viewed as a kite, as indicated by the dotted curve that extends below to its left. The kite signifies the freedom of a child, the freedom to be at the centre of his learning experience and be actively involved in it.

The sign board shape of the entire logo has a dual significance of indicating direction as well as arriving at a destination. Children arrive at NumberNagar® to gain a meaningful learning experience and their experience directs them towards a path of learning itself, that they can benefit from for the rest of their lives.

NumberNagar® Evolution.

NumberNagar® was launched in 2013 and since then has been integrated into 50+ schools across India as an innovative Integrated learning space. 2000+ teachers have been trained on the NumberNagar® methodology and have used it as part of their school curriculum with an immense benefit and impact to children’s learning.

The first Franchise centre was established in 2015 at Gubbalala, near Kanakapura Road in Bengaluru. This flagship Franchise centre has been running an after-school programme most effectively. Through a path-breaking learning programme, NumberNagar® has touched the lives of 100+ families in the community and continues to provide relentless service to learners of various needs. The programme has created a strong inclusive community in the neighbourhood for appreciation of bespoke-learning experiences. Students, siblings and families return year after year to immerse themselves in this unique learning experience.

Going forward, NumberNagar® will promote both Franchise centres and School business.