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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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1st Steps with Numicon in the Nursery

1st Steps with Numicon in the Nursery

Designed specifically for pre-school settings 1st Steps with Numicon in the Nursery Kit gives childr..

€174.99

DVD and Training Resource – Working with Numicon

DVD and Training Resource – Working with Numicon

Designed for use by schools and consultants for In-service training or for individual viewing, our t..

€189.99

Investigations with Numicon Teaching Book

Investigations with Numicon Teaching Book

10 challenging open-ended mathematical investigations with a low threshold and high ceiling. Aimed a..

€44.99

Numicon 1-100cm Number Rod Track

Numicon 1-100cm Number Rod Track

Decade sections fit together to total 100 cm..

€12.99

Numicon 100 Square Baseboard

Numicon 100 Square Baseboard

This blank 100 square base board is useful in many Activities...

€7.99

Numicon 1st Steps in the Nursery Teaching Guide

Numicon 1st Steps in the Nursery Teaching Guide

The Teaching Guide from the Numicon 1st Steps with Numicon in the Nursery Kit...

€39.99

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 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 At the Seaside Big Book

Numicon At the Seaside Big Book

A big number book featuring delightful number songs by Rachel Hussain and appealing whimsical illust..

€67.99

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 Display Numberline

Numicon Display Numberline

Each number from 0-21 is marked with the Numicon Shape (real size) and number word. Printed on card ..

€22.99

Numicon Feely Bag

Numicon Feely Bag

This navy cotton fabric bag is useful for many multi-sensory activities. It is particularly helpful ..

€10.99

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