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Welcome to the very beginnings of this amazing way of teaching number! It will transform your teaching!
Maths is more than counting. Counting is one of the skills we use, but we use maths more when we think about numbers as patterns. What we do with numbers is also based on pattern.
Children learn through play, discovery and being introduced to new ideas through conversations.
Numicon leads children into realising that maths is in every part of life. Play maths in water play, sand box, messy play, paint and art, snack time. Have fun! And learn!
Numicon engages children through its bright colours, intriguing shapes and engaging activities.
Children learn by how numbers relate to each other. They know numbers by shapes, visually as well as by touching and doing things with the equipment.
"Our children love it!"
"Our boys are really engaged and talking about numbers!'
"Our teachers know how to have meaningful conversations about maths."
"Children are learning while they are still learning English. In fact Numicon has lead children into language, with confidence."
Read more stories about using Numicon from teachers in NZ here.
We can also provide professional development for your staff.
We suggest you purchase:
1st Steps with Numicon in the Nursery- for all children in play situations
Firm Foundations - for preparing your children for school, transition.
If you have children with special needs or learning difficulties, Closing the Gap is a strucutred programme for children aged 3-4 onwards.
Extra equipment can be purchased as you need it, including software to use an interactive whileboard.
Families can purchase their own kit -1st Steps with Numicon at Home- and use it with their children for many years- even though to algebra in high school!
Teachers are impressed that children are coming to school with the concept of number and what numbers can do!
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