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This page introduces the Numicon resources available for different classroom settings through KS1/KS2 maths and beyond. Use the links for detailed information on the different maths resources and to download support materials. You can also download a spreadsheet containing prices and recommended quantities of resources that we recommend for each setting in a one form entry school for primary maths teaching.
Numicon Kits 1 and 2 are designed for pupils aged 5-7, (KS1 maths). The teaching programmes in these Kits follow on from the Firm Foundations Kit or Closing the Gap, so it is vital that children have a solid understanding of the ideas covered in either of these Kits before moving on to the calculating in Kits 1 and 2.
If you are starting with pupils in Years 1 or 2 that are new to Numicon they will need time to explore the Numicon Shapes and Baseboard, and to construct their own meaning for the Shapes, before moving on to use them in calculating. For Year 1 maths we would recommend going back to the Firm Foundations Kit/Closing the Gap Kit and working through the Activities before moving on. For Year 2 pupils we would recommend making the resources available for a session p/day for a week with no mention of maths. This will give the pupils the opportunity to talk, play and experiment with the shapes. You can they discuss what they can see or have discovered. This will give them the opportunity they need to construct their own meaning and to add the number names to the shapes. Please see the support materials and downloads below for help with this.
The teaching programmes in both Kit 1 and Kit 2 help children to secure understanding and help teachers to meet the Numicon Kit 1 and Kit 2 aligned with Strategy Objectives. Kit One covers NC levles 1 - 2b (aimed at year 1) and Kit Two covers NC levels 2b - 3 (aimed at year 2). The first part of the teaching programme in Kit 1 helps with planning children’s transition from EYFS to Year 1 maths. The Kits also include assessment tools to help decide where to start pupils in the Teaching Programme. The kit goes on to introduce children to the many big ideas which will form the basis for all their later work in their KS2 maths. These Kits are useful for all pupils who are working at English National Curriculum Levels 1 to 3.
For full details of the primary resources please see the links below.
Core Numicon Resources for Year 1 maths
Core Numicon Resources for Year 2 maths Numicon Kit 2 Kit 1 Binder - for transition work
Supplementary Resources for Year 1 and 2 maths Extra baseboards Cuisenaire Rods Large Format Table-top Number Lines Sets of 1-10 shapes for class teaching using the IWB Software Working with Numicon – DVD and Training resource Numicon Software for Interactive Whiteboards Challenges with Numicon
Support material and Downloads Video introductions to our core kits Preview of the Kit 1 printed teaching materials Preview of the Kit 2 printed teaching materials 3 minute demonstration of the new IWB software A sample lesson plan for Kit 1 activity using the Numicon IWB software Year 1 Framework Objectives matched to Numicon Year 2 Framework Objectives matched to Numicon Introducing Numicon in Year 1 Introducing Numicon in Year 2
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