Numicon is a curriculum proof, multi-sensory approach, built on a proven teaching method that raises achievement across all ability levels.
With problem-solving, reasoning and conversation at its heart, Numicon perfectly expresses the aims of the Primary National Curriculum 2014 for mathematics:
Develops fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.
Helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects
and spoken language to explain and justify.
Develops children into confident problem-solvers.
The numicon intervention has been very successful. Children have made significant progress in their mathematical understanding and ability as well as improving their confidence in their ability to engage in maths tasks.
The programme runs twice a week for 30 minutes each session. The children enjoy working and learning using numicon very much, it is fun, different and it works.
Miss Dunn and Mrs Stocker carry out this intervention twice a week, for 30 minutes and have pleasure teaching this to our children and watching them accomplish new and exciting strategies for maths. Teachers also continue supporting the numicon intervention by using and applying the resources and activities. Mrs Stocker and Miss Dunn will continue working with those of you who are on the Numicon Intervention Programme.