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An Introduction to Numicon

Professional development (PD) Tasman/Nelson

Posted: 22 October 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9fY7

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.

Events summary


05 December 2017 – 05 December 2017

Further information

Contact: Margi Leech

 (020) 414 1297