Margi Leech, along with a great team throughout NZ, has been accredited by Oxford University Press to deliver Numicon Professional Development in New Zealand.
Specialist Teacher, Sunnydene School Outreach Service- Thank you Margi. It was one of the most rewarding and worthwhile workshops I have attended. It has really shifted my thinking and approach towards teaching maths.
Intermediate school teacher: I most enjoyed learning the many ways of using the equipment, of teaching concepts. There were different angles in this approach for me. I loved the materials. It is mind boggling with all the possibilities and seeing the different things that would work for my students, all at different levels. I loved exploring the approach of working from prior knowledge; the spiral approach takes away the maths anxiety
Numicon is just brilliant - highly recommend any one going to this course to get an understanding of the philosophy of it, how it is different but it really works. Wish more schools used it with their struggling learners as it really helps our kids see number, and see that they can have success!. Easy to follow programme - you just have to forget they way you learned maths and follow the sequence in the programme! My son loves it!
If you would like to host a course at your school, these are your options.
Questions to consider when planning the PD:
OVERVIEW of Professional development options and core resources
An introduction to Numicon's theory, pedagogy and practice for new Numicon users
School leaders, teachers, TAs and school learning communities.
Numicon Ongoing Sustained SupportAn opportunity to focus on a particular area of mathematics teaching
All educational settings
Our sustained programmes of support are unique to each school. This support is available if a school has previously received ‘An Introduction to Numicon’ professional development. Consultancy can be provided without need for school closure.
As well as being experts in the delivery of Numicon Professional Development, our consultant team have a wide variety of specialisms in mathematics. This expertise allows us to provide schools with support across an extensive range of topics.
– Student Needs
- Support and intervention
- Challenging the more able
- Putting mathematics in context
- Individual school focus– Leadership
- Coherent long term plan
- Reactive to school/ setting needs based on evidence and evaluation since introduction
- Practice and pedagogy
- Learning walks
- Assessment and planning
- Subject knowledge
- Implementing Numicon in your setting
- Supporting whole school community
- Planning and assessment
- Follow-up where use of Numicon has been extended with new resources, e.g. Geometry, Measurement and Statistics
- Numicon theory and methodology
- Develop practitioners use of the Numicon supporting materials through:
ii) numbers and the number system
iii) pattern and algebra
v) measurement and statistics
- Pedagogy and subject knowledge
- Early Childhood
- Years 1 and 2
- Years 3 and 4
- Years 5 and 6
- Years 7 and 8
- Algebra for Year 9
- Fast tracking Years 5-9 students with Numicon
- Intermediate and secondary school support and intervention