Primary - Numicon
Numicon is a multi-sensory approach to mathematics using structured apparatus designed to give students the understanding of number ideas and number relationships that are essential for success in maths. Numicon use a series of structured patterns - Numicon shapes - to represent numbers, as part of a progressive teaching program.
In addition to the detailed teaching guides, Numicon offers a Professional Development program designed to give educators the opportunity to reflect on their pedagogy and provides direct experiences of Numicon activities and insight into the underpinning theory.
CLICK HERE to read about Numicon in the Australian context - a pilot project conducted in an Australian school in 2012/13 that includes examination of data and student achievement.