Recently at The Meadows, we have invested a considerable amount money ensuring that we have a range of resources to support the children’s learning and development of conceptual understanding in Mathematics. The main resource we have purchased is Numicon.
Numicon is a range of multi-sensory maths resources using imagery, models and signs to raise mathematical achievement.
These resources help children to develop fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.
Furthermore, it helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.
It will also help children to develop into confident problem-solvers since it provides them with visual a stimulus to support their reasoning communication.
Finally, Numicon can help us make confident and competent Mathematicians, as well as making learning fun and interactive.
Here are some of the important Numicon resources which are used during the course of our lessons in Reception and Key Stage 1:
For more information about Numicon, please click on the link below which will take you to their website.
Also, a Numicon family workshop will be run in November so keep an eye out for more information which will be released soon.