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Numicon is a multi-sensory maths teaching programme using Numicon maths shapes in a series of practical teaching activities. The Maths Shapes give learners insight into number values and relationships in a way not provided by written numerals. Learners develop their own mental imagery as they combine and compare the shapes to do arithmetic in a series of practical activities.  

Numicon’s visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approach appeals to different learning styles. Pupils learn through both seeing and feeling how Numicon patterns connect with each other. By physically manipulating Numicon to build constructions, make arrangements and patterns and play games using the feely bag, pupils will experience with both their hands and their eyes how numbers fit together. The powerful images can also open doors for children struggling with number, no matter how old they are.

The teaching programme that accompanies the Numicon maths shapes has been developed by the authors as they work with children and teachers on a daily basis. The teaching activities are described on a series of illustrated cards.

In the early stages children play with the Numicon shapes, through the teaching activities they begin to associate a number name with each shape and then start to use the shapes in practical arithmetic activities. Thus children develop their own mental imagery of number, relationships between numbers and arithmetic operations. As children’s understanding develops they cease to rely on the concrete Numicon imagery using their own mental imagery of number and relationships between numbers and arithmetic operations.

Numicon illustrates addition and subtraction, place value, doubling and halving, estimation, division, multiplication and much more. Pupils actively enjoy using Numicon, either independently or in groups. The colourful and durable pieces are ideal for whole class mental maths activities. As teachers begin to work with the materials they quickly find further ways of using Numicon maths shapes; percentages, fractions and decimals are all easily illustrated using the shapes.

Getting Started Videos

To give those of you who are new to Numicon maths resources the best start and to support those of you looking for a few ideas we have decided to stream video introductions to each of our core kits. Please click on the link below for more info of give us a call in Donegal on 1850 66 64 44 or 074 9126958.

 

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Numicon Infants Group Starter Kit

Numicon Infants Group Starter Kit

Ideal for: Junior and Senior Infants in a group setting of up to 30 pupils.Numicon can transform how..

€849.99

Numicon First & Second Class Group Starter Kit

Numicon First & Second Class Group Starter Kit

Ideal for: First and Second in a group setting of up to 30 pupils.Numicon can transform how children..

€1,349.99

Numicon Third & Fourth Class Group Starter Kit

Numicon Third & Fourth Class Group Starter Kit

Suitable for: Third and Fourth Class in a group setting of up to 30 pupils.Ideal for: teaching a num..

€1,099.99

Numicon Fifth & Sixth Class Group Starter Kit

Numicon Fifth & Sixth Class Group Starter Kit

Suitable for: Fifth and Sixth Class in a group setting of up to 30 pupils.Ideal for: Teaching a numb..

€1,099.99

Numicon 100 Square Baseboard

Numicon 100 Square Baseboard

To be used alongside early stage Numicon teaching, the 100 Square Baseboard provides a base for buil..

€7.99

Numicon 30 Boxes of Numicon Shapes 1-10

Numicon 30 Boxes of Numicon Shapes 1-10

Designed so that each child can have a set of shapes to lay out in front of them and then use to res..

€199.99

Numicon 80 Coloured Pegs

Numicon 80 Coloured Pegs

Containing 80 coloured pegs to use when building Numicon shapes in the classroom. Best used alongsid..

€15.99

Numicon at Home Kit

Numicon at Home Kit

This kit is perfect for parents who want to give their children a great start in maths. Children’s e..

€59.99

Numicon Box of Numicon Shapes 1-10

Numicon Box of Numicon Shapes 1-10

Designed so that each child can have a set of shapes to lay out in front of them and then use to res..

€7.99

Numicon Breaking Barriers Group Apparatus Pack

Numicon Breaking Barriers Group Apparatus Pack

Suitable for:  Teachers of children experiencing particular difficulty learning maths. Use..

€349.99

Numicon Breaking Barriers One to One Apparatus Pack

Numicon Breaking Barriers One to One Apparatus Pack

Suitable for:  Teachers of children experiencing particular difficulty learning maths.&nbs..

€199.99

Numicon Breaking Barriers Teaching Book Pack

Numicon Breaking Barriers Teaching Book Pack

The Numicon Breaking Barriers Teaching Pack comprises a Teaching Handbook and an Assessmen..

€139.99

Numicon Dice Set of 4

Numicon Dice Set of 4

A set of four 22mm dice, featuring Numicon patterns alongside the numerals, two 0-5 dice, one 5-10 d..

€13.99

Numicon Firm Foundations One to One Apparatus Pack

Numicon Firm Foundations One to One Apparatus Pack

Designed for all early years settings, the Firm Foundations Kit gives teachers lots of practical ide..

€189.99

Numicon Firm Foundations Starter Group Apparatus Pack

Numicon Firm Foundations Starter Group Apparatus Pack

Pack contents:Numicon: Firm Foundations Starter Group Apparatus Pack contains:Numicon: 80 Coloured P..

€349.99

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