Numicon Intervention Programme
Here you will find an overview of the Numicon Intervention Programme, including details of the Programme itself, as well as the professional development opportunities offered.
5 Key points about the Numicon Intervention Programme
2. The Intervention lasts 12-15 weeks, with 2 -4 lessons a week, depending upon pupil’s needs. A longer session in a tutoring situation will be sufficient for once a week with homework based on games and fun activities to do with family members.
5. The planning signposts in the Intervention Manual direct the teacher / TA to the relevant element of the Numicon teaching materials and also to specifically designed homework activities. Activities from Closing the Gap and Kit One are used in the intervention. If schools do not have these already, will need to be purchased prior to the programme beginning.
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Testimonial from Christine Duncan, Auckland
I would like to say how amazingly helpful I am finding the Numicon Intervention Programme to be, along with the equipment and solution suggestions.
I have begun assessments on students (mostly around the 10 year old age-group) and the systematic and in-depth questions have illuminated gaps in these struggling students, that I had overlooked.
For instance, I had assumed my learners were at least secure in basic counting skills but the Programme easily identified more tuition was needed at the early levels. It became obvious as to why the times-tables were unable to be mastered!
A nine-year old girl (who /appeared /to be able to count quite smoothly in the initial part of assessment) unexpectedly volunteered, that the numbers 11 and 12, "Always muddle me up." It was so helpful to have this knowledge expressed and consquently, resolve her confusion.
In fact, suprisingly 80% of the children I assessed in the two weeks following my participation in the Intervention Workshp did in fact stumble with counting backwards in ten's (with 12 and 20 being the 'tricky numbers') and forwards in two's - once past number ten - with the 11, 12, 13 and again 20 being the principal 'offenders.'
With the insight obtained by using this Assessment Programme, I have been able to identify, then use the wonderfully visual resourses and equipment to remove learning blocks and so speedily boost ability and confidence in my students. A very worthwhile Programme!
Numicon New Zealand