Welcome all home educators!
Explore the website for information about this programme. Watch the videos, do a youTube search, ask us further questions. We have been home educators too!
Print off the free resources from the FREE page as well as the Sharing Page. See menu buttons to the left.
To help you get started and explore this excellent programme, we have designed a loan pack for you. It contains materials that you will only need for 3 months for a typical child.
If your child has learning difficulties, please refer to Closing the Gap and notice that there is a loan kit available, though it will take 2-3 years to get through all the activities working at your child's pace.
Closing the Gap and Firm Foundations are the same concepts of learning. CTG was written for students of any age with learning difficulties in mind.
You may also be interested in the Numicon at the Seaside home pack.
If your funds are quite limited then we suggest purchasing the 1st Steps with Numicon Bundle. It is a very cost effective taste of Numicon that also includes an activity book to show you how to use the equipment. It is an easy re-sell via Trademe.
Numicon equipment can be used to teach all maths concepts from early childhood through to year 9 when Algebraic equations can be illustrated and explored.
Along the way, you can teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratios, fractions, decimals, percentages, discussand show reasoning of maths, patterning, odds and evens, prime numbers, square numbers, roots, the associative and commutative properties of maths.
This is a wonderful programme!
Maths is all about being able to talk and communicate numbers, their relationships and how they behave. Numicon is able to all this and more! The activities re related to everyday life, are language-based and reflective in nature. Zillions of worksheets can be found on the internet. Numicon however, follows a better way- do, talk and record what you are learning! Now that's what kids really love!
If your child is the kind that loves to play and learn from playing then we suggest talking about his/her learning in the sand pit, while cooking, playing with small world toys etc. To get some great ideas to use in this and many more ways, see 1st Steps with Numicon in the Nursery Teaching Guide.
What are the learning concept in each of the kits?
Firm Foundations- the concept of numbers, patterns, counting, sequences, matching, matching shapes and numerals, putting shapes together (early addition), separating patterns (early subtraction), reasoning about numbers
Kit One - (Year 1) simple addition and subtraction to 100, patterns that lead into understadning our number system, place value, money, reaasoning with numbers
Kit Two - (Year 2) addition and subtraction to 100 and for brighter children 1000, introduciotn to multiplication and division and fractions, reasoning with numbers
Kit Three - (Years 3 and sometimes 4) addition and subtraction, multiplication and division to 1000, money, time, weights, measures, money, place value, fractions, reasoning about numbers, percentages, decimals in everyday life contexts.
Kit Four - Publish 2014- (Years 4 and sometimes 5 and 6) symmetry, reasoning with numbers to higher levels, statistics, data, working with numbers to 1000 and beyond, solving problems systematically.
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If you are interested in a loan kit click here.
Contact us for the discount voucher code.
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