Numicon is an approach incorporating Communicating, Exploring Relationships and Generalising.

  • Conversation
  • Hands-on and learning through play
  • Problem-solving and inquiry learning
  • Based on the CPA Approach and the studies of Piaget, Vygotsky and Bruner


The key benefits of using Numicon:
1. Making Maths Real

2. Fulfils the NZ Curriculum and more

3. Consistent journey for the students through their schooling

4. Improved achievement for every student

5. Planning already done for the teachers

6. Assessment built in

7. Flexibility for any setting

8. Inclusive education practice - every child included

9. Ongoing PD assistance, especially in a full year package.

Explore more following these links:

What is Numicon?   Why is Numicon so successful?  What is the Numicon Approach in teaching?

An introduction to Numicon 

Download an Information Booklet

Numicon's beginnings

Research and evidence

Further Research

Webinar on Youtube. Following the CPA model as introduced by Bruner, researched by Haylock.

Numicon in NZ

A whole school approach

A whole school approach - Resources Information

A whole school purchasing guide

Setting up Numicon in your school






Oxford Owl - online support


Numicon and other curriculums

Numicon and Cambridge Maths

Numicon and IB

Early Childhood - learning through play

Early childhood information 

Early Childhood products

For specialist teachers



Intervention for older learners/Acceleration

For RTLB's

For LSC's,SENCO's, Teachers and TA's working with students who have High Learning Needs

All parents

Parents of children with special needs

All information is of a general nature only and must not be taken as advice. Every attempt has been made to represent the products on this website and the information with integrity. Prices and products are subject to change.