Students make considerable progress in their first year of implementing the Numicon Approach.  

New Entrants and Year 1 students should work on Firm Foundations for a year or most of the year before moving onto Numicon 1 in their second year. They will achieve Level 1 of the NZ Curriculum.


If students in the following years continue in this progress, by the end of Year 6 they will have completed Level 3 of the curriculum. By year 7 they will be working at Level 4 of the Curriculum on Numicon 6.

During a typical implementation of Numicon, it takes three full years to achieve the levels as shown in the diagram above. The Year 8 students begin working on an advanced programme similar to a Year 9.

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What is Numicon? Booklet

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How has Numicon enhanced your school's teaching of Mathematics?

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