Auckland (North): An Introduction to Numicon

Tuesday 9 March 2021
09:00 AM - 03:00 AM

Join us to become confident and capable in using the Numicon approach to teach to mastery and improve standards.

Our workshops and courses are designed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Familiarize yourself with the resources and the theory behind the Numicon approach
  • Appreciate the essential building blocks that underpin the key mathematical ideas
  • Explore the benefits of using Numicon with all children
  • Experience how the Numicon approach supports the aims of the NZ Curriculum
  • Explore the range of teaching support materials and tools essential to the Numicon approach in preparation for implementation, or as a refresher

Who should attend?

All teachers, RTLB's, tutors, TA's and MOE staff

 This course is suitable for teachers, teacher aides, SENCOs, RTLB's, MOE staff and specialist tutors.  It is intended for teachers who are involved with classroom and/or remedial mathematics teaching.

The day will cover:

 What is Numicon?

Bruner, CPA and the impact of using structured apparatus

Teaching resources, Apparatus knowledge

How does Numicon help children learn so easily?

Understanding number sense

Difficulties in understanding maths and dyscalculia

In depth knowledge and strategies with + - x ÷

Place value and fractions

Decimals and percentages

Getting started in your school, class, group, practice with Breaking Barriers, NIP and Big Ideas.

Planning and assessment, linked to the NZ Curriculum 

Terms and conditions:

I understand that this course will be invoiced to the email address I have provided and that payment is expected before the course date. I acknowledge that I have sought approval/permission to attend this course from the appropriate leadership at my school. I am aware that no refunds will be given due to my not seeking permission and/or a change in circumstances.  I am aware that another person from the school may attend in my place.



Thank you Margi for a great day! Thanks for your passion and expertise which you've shared.

An exciting resource I'm keen to use.

Clearly explained activities with links to the learner and classroom.

Thanks for a fantastic day!


Hi Margi,

 We (Tori & I) attended your course on Friday in Christchurch.

It was fab. You knew your stuff, could speak directly from your own personal experience, evidence and research and also your heart about Numicon.

 We have invested in sets of Numicon for our Yrs 1-3 classes and we are now thinking about the books and online resources to support teachers and pupils further, in the classroom.

 Thank you for an inspiring day. You have a wonderful approach which is honest and believable.

 Ka kite ano,

 Charlotte Baldwin

HELA Primary Maths

Amuri Area School


Note:  The Numicon Approach is a rich programme at all levels of maths education from early childhood to early secondary.  You may want to explore Numicon before attending the course. This includes:

  • Watching the videos on which gives an overview of the whole programme. 
  • A general internet search



Venue: Stella Maris Primary School

50 Silverdale Street Silverdale

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