Come and learn about how structured manipulatives can develop multiplicative and additive thinking!
umicon is a multi-sensory approach to teaching mathematics. It emphasises patterns and relationships between numbers. This resource is used widely in UK schools as a whole class teaching approach but can be used as an intervention by teacher aides/Sencos.
There is a significant amount of research behind this approach. To find out more click here.
Key learning points for staff will be:
How structured apparatus is crucial for part-whole understanding
How Numicon supports add/sub and must/div
The importance of talk and generalising in a mathematics lessons
What has made this approach so popular in UK schools.