Courses and Workshops

 

Welcome to our Course Booking Page

We run courses in person for a full day, half day, after school and Zoom courses for the public or customized for schools.

Recent feedback...

'Wow, you have covered so much and given us so many awesome ideas. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed attending. I feel quite inspired now. :) :)

Absolutely going to be introducing Numicon into my classes. Thank you for the activities :)

Thank you for all the practical examples.

That was REALLY helpful!'

  • Wednesday 21 October

  • Catherine will be presenting a course on the use of Numicon across all year levels. If you don't know what Numicon is, here's your opportunity. We will also take a more in-depth discovery to get more from the Teaching Handbooks, as well as cover assessment and implementation. You might have attended our Zoom courses, so this is a great opportunity to build on that course. This course is suitable for teachers, teacher aides, SENCO, RTLBs and LSCs.
    Date: Wed 21 Oct 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Thursday 29 October

  • Catherine will provide an introduction to Numicon with particular emphasis on helping learners who struggle with maths. Numicon is a multi-sensory resource that makes maths real for students. We will look at the teaching programme including Breaking Barriers which is specially written for students with high learning needs. Participants will get to use the Numicon equipment and will receive a maths bag full of resources to use back in class.
    Date: Thu 29 Oct 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Friday 30 October

  • Margaret Slack is presenting a course for teachers, LSC's SENCO's, RTLB's, ALIM teachers and Learning assistants to explore why children struggle with Maths. Margaret will show you the Numicon resources to support students from YEAR 0 - 10 designed to support students who are well below and below expectations of the curriculum. Margaret will also give you tools to include these students in your regular classroom programme as well as running programmes alongside as an ALIM resource. Numicon as a catch-up is also able to support teachers working with students who have missed schooling this year due to Covid restrictions. You will receive informative handouts and a Maths Bag of resources to take away with you.
    Date: Fri 30 Oct 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Tuesday 3 November

  • Join us to become confident and capable in using the Numicon approach. We are running a course to equip you to run Breaking Barriers, the Numicon Intervention Programme and Big Ideas. • Breaking Barriers is a differentiated programme written for teachers and TA’s and specialist teachers working with students who have High Learning Needs/Special Needs • The Numicon Intervention Programme is a 15 week programme supporting students who are not making age expected progress in years 1 – 9., covering Level 1 and 2a of the Curriculum • Big Ideas is a catch-up course for 12 weeks from students in Years 6 – 9 who need a reminder or revision of the big ideas in Maths – Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication Division, Fractions Decimals and Percentages. Who should attend? This course is suitable for Maths lead teachers, teachers, teacher aides, SENCOs, RTLB's, LSC’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 - Understanding the programmes Breaking Barriers, Numicon Intervention Programme and Big Ideas. - Planning and assessment, linked to the NZ Curriculum Auckland Venue TBA
    Date: Tue 03 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Thursday 5 November

  • This is a full day course exploring Numicon and what makes it such a successful learning tool. It is ideal for those educators who are new to the programme and want to learn what it is all about, including teachers, T.As, Maths Leads, Senior Leaders, SENCOs, LSCs, RTLBs and tutors. You will learn about the CPA approach and how abstract mathematical concepts can be taught in a hands-on practical way. You will learn about the supporting resources and how to plan a lesson that is accessible to all of your learners. We will get to play with the shapes and you will get to take some key activities away with you to use in your classroom the next day. At the end of the day you will be ready to explore Numicon with your students, creating a fun and engaging maths programme.
    Date: Thu 05 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Friday 6 November

  • This is a full day collaborative workshop that expands on your experience of Numicon in the classroom. Ideal for teachers, HODs and Lead Teachers, Senior Leaders and LSCs who have started their journey with Numicon and need to deepen their understanding a bit more, or who have attended the Introduction Course and are ready to learn more. During the day you will have an opportunity to share your journey with others and hear what your colleagues are doing in their schools. We will also learn more about the CPA approach – exploring each section of it in-depth. Will look at how to use different manipulatives you have in your classroom, focusing on Cuisenaire Rods, and how to use Bar modelling. We will also explore planning and assessment with Numicon and the links to the NZC and NZ assessment tools in greater depth to ensure you have the confidence to run Numicon in your class and school.
    Date: Fri 06 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Tuesday 10 November

  • The Numicon programme is internationally recognised for its ability to support students and teachers in the teaching of maths concepts such as place value, fractions, number sense, accessing basic facts through attention to patterns, decimals and percentages. Numicon uses multi-sensory structured apparatus to make the abstract world of maths real to children. Paramount to the success of mathematics teaching is the use of concrete materials, collaborative discussions and creating a positive classroom culture. Catherine will show you how to teach with the Numicon equipment and explain how to make the best use of the books in your classroom. Participants will get to use the equipment on the course and they will receive a maths bag full of resources to use the next day at school. This course is suitable for those new to Numicon and those who have been using it for a year or two. Auckland Venue TBC.
    Date: Tue 10 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Thursday 12 November

  • Numicon uses multi-sensory structured apparatus to make the abstract world of maths real to children. Catherine will show you how to teach with the Numicon equipment and explain how to make the best use of the books in your classroom. Participants will get to use the equipment on the course and they will receive a maths bag full of resources to use the next day at school. This course is suitable for those new to Numicon and those who have been using it for a year or two. Auckland Venue TBC
    Date: Thu 12 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • St Patrick's School has been using the Numicon Approach for three years. They exude with enthusiasm for what Numicon has done for their teaching and for their children. Come and see for yourself. Please register with the school. Phone 351 5590 or book here.
    Date: Thu 12 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Book Event
  • Friday 13 November

  • This course with Jois an introduction to Numicon for all teachers, RTLB’s, LSC’s, SENCO’s and Teacher Aides who want to learn what Numicon is and how to use it. Numicon is designed to help all children from level 1-4 of the curriculum succeed in maths. It is created by teachers and experts in the field based on a proven concrete, pictorial, abstract approach. Numicon encourages children to explore maths using structured imagery and concrete apparatus in order to understand and explain maths concepts. We will look at the printed resources, the apparatus, and the use of manipulatives in your maths programme. You will leave with some resources and many ideas for use in your classroom. Cost of the course is $180.00pp excl. GST. - Morning tea will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Venue
    Date: Fri 13 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Friday 20 November

  • Join us to become confident and capable in using the Numicon approach. We are running a course to equip you to run Breaking Barriers, the Numicon Intervention Programme and Big Ideas. • Breaking Barriers is a differentiated programme written for teachers and TA’s and specialist teachers working with students who have High Learning Needs/Special Needs • The Numicon Intervention Programme is a 15 week programme supporting students who are not making age expected progress in years 1 – 9., covering Level 1 and 2a of the Curriculum • Big Ideas is a catch-up course for 12 weeks from students in Years 6 – 9 who need a reminder or revision of the big ideas in Maths – Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication Division, Fractions Decimals and Percentages. Who should attend? This course is suitable for Maths lead teachers, teachers, teacher aides, SENCOs, RTLB's, LSC’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 - Understanding the programmes Breaking Barriers, Numicon Intervention Programme and Big Ideas. - Planning and assessment, linked to the NZ Curriculum
    Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Friday 27 November

  • Catherine will provide an introduction to Numicon with particular emphasis on helping learners who struggle with maths. Numicon is a multi-sensory resource that makes maths real for students. We will look at the teaching programme including Breaking Barriers which is specially written for students with high learning needs. Participants will get to use the Numicon equipment and will receive a maths bag full of resources to use back in class.
    Date: Fri 27 Nov 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Tuesday 8 December

  • The Numicon programme is internationally recognised for its ability to support students and teachers in the teaching of maths concepts such as number sense, place value, accessing basic facts through attention to patterns, fractions, decimals and percentages. Numicon uses multi-sensory structured apparatus to make the abstract world of maths real to children. Paramount to the success of mathematics teaching is the use of concrete materials, collaborative discussions and creating a positive classroom culture. Catherine will show you how to teach with the Numicon equipment and explain how to make the best use of the books in your classroom. Participants will get to use the equipment on the course and they will receive a maths bag full of resources to use the next day at school. This course is suitable for those new to Numicon and those who have been using it for a year or two.
    Date: Tue 08 Dec 2020
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Wednesday 27 January 2021

  • Come and learn what Numicon is all about and how you can start it in your classroom today! Belinda will be presenting a course on the use of Numicon across all year levels. If you don't know what Numicon is, here's your opportunity. We will also take a more in-depth discovery to get more from the Teaching Handbooks, as well as cover assessment and implementation. You might have attended our Zoom courses, so this is a great opportunity to build on that course. This course is suitable for teachers, teacher aides, SENCO, RTLBs and LSCs. Wellington Venue TBC.
    Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
  • Thursday 28 January 2021

  • come and learn more about Numicon with Belinda. For example how to plan and use the guides, and assessment. Go back to your class with new ideas and more confidence with guiding your students' learning journey. Wellington Venue TBC.
    Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021
    Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Book Event
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