Welcome to Numicon!

 

  • First Steps with Numicon in the Nursery Teaching Guide 
  • Firm Foundations - for your 4 year olds (and younger) 
  • Firm Foundations Apparatus Pack 
  • Breaking Barriers - for children with Special needs 
  • Numicon at the Seaside - A Big Book set 
  • Large Foam Shapes 
  • Pan Balance 

Home Educators

Contact us with your questions.

There are 1:1 options for:

  • Apparatus Packs
  • Explorer Progress Books
  • Pupil Books

Numicon at home

Parents, if you are wondering what to buy to support your school children at home:

  • First Steps with Numicon at Home- the booklet inside will give you so many ideas!
  • Numicon shapes - 80 Shapes to use with basic maths right through to algebraic equations!
  • Extra 10 shapes -These are used to help children understand place value by building numbers greater than ten and fractions, decimals
  • Extra 1 shapes- These are used to help children build numbers 1-9 in the Numicon pattern to learn about 'ones'
  • 10's Number line- This is used to help children understand addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Number bond overlays- These are used to help children understand and memorise their addition and subtraction facts
  • Numicon dice to use in matching activities and games

Home learning for parents with children who have learning needs

Select the category Acceleration/Intervention.

Select the Breaking Barriers Apparatus Pack 1 to 1.

  • Breaking Barriers Teaching Pack
  • Breaking Barriers Apparatus Pack - Group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 
  • Numicon at the Seaside - Big book set 
  • Numicon large foam shapes 

When the student has completed BB, then move onto Numicon 4 employing the small steps approach you have learned in BB.

  • First Steps with Numicon in the Nursery Teaching Guide 
  • Firm Foundations - for your 4 year olds (and younger) 
  • Firm Foundations Apparatus Pack 
  • Breaking Barriers - for children with Special needs 
  • Numicon at the Seaside - A Big Book set 
  • Large Foam Shapes 
  • Pan Balance 

Year 1

Numicon 1 - begins with a review of Firm Foundations for those children who began Numicon at that level:

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

or 

  • NPC1 Teaching Pack 
  • NPC1 Explorer Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC1 Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS Teaching Pack 
  • GMS Explorer Progress Book 

plus

Year 2

Numicon 1 Your students will move quickly through this book initially, then you can begin Numicon 2

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

  • NPC 1 Easy Buy and GMS 2 Easy Buy Packs 

or 

  • NPC1 Teaching Pack Explorer 
  • NPC1 Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC1 Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS1 Teaching Pack 
  • GMS1 Explorer Progress Book 

plus

  • Apparatus Pack A - group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 

Year 3

Numicon 2 - which begins with a review of Numicon 1 for all children.

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

  • NPC 2 Easy Buy and GMS 2 Easy Buy Packs 

or 

  • NPC2 Teaching Pack Explorer 
  • NPC2 Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC2 Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS2 Teaching Pack 
  • GMS2 Explorer Progress Book 

plus

  • Apparatus Pack A - group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 

Year 4

Numicon 3 - which begins with a review of Numicon 1 for all children.

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

  • NPC 3 Easy Buy and GMS 3 Easy Buy Packs 

or 

  • NPC3 Teaching Pack Explorer 
  • NPC3 Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC3 Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS3 Teaching Pack 
  • Pupil Book 3
  • GMS3 Explorer Progress Book 

plus

  • Apparatus Pack A - group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 

Year 5

Numicon 4 - which begins with a review of Numicon 1 for all children.

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

  • NPC 4 Easy Buy and GMS 4 Easy Buy Packs 

or 

  • NPC4 Teaching Pack Explorer 
  • NPC4 Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC4 Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS4 Teaching Pack 
  • Pupil Book 4
  • GMS4 Explorer Progress Book 

plus

  • Apparatus Pack B - group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 

Year 6

Numicon 4 or Numicon 5 (Numicon 4 is similar to NF Stage 6, Numicon 5 is similar to NF Stage 7) - which begins with a Getting Started for all children.

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

  • NPC 4 or 5 Easy Buy and GMS 4 or 5 Easy Buy Packs 

or 

  • NPC4 or NPC5 Teaching Pack Explorer 
  • NPC4 or NPC5 Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC4 or NPC5 Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS4 or GMS5 Teaching Pack 
  • Pupil Book 4 or 5
  • GMS4 or GMS5 Explorer Progress Book 

plus

  • Apparatus Pack C - group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 

Year 7

Numicon 4 or Numicon 5 (Numicon 4 is similar to NF Stage 6, Numicon 5 is similar to NF Stage 7) - which begins with a Getting Started for all children.

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

  • NPC 4 or 5 Easy Buy and GMS 4 or 5 Easy Buy Packs 

or 

  • NPC4 or NPC5 Teaching Pack Explorer 
  • NPC4 or NPC5 Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC4 or NPC5 Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS4 or GMS5 Teaching Pack 
  • Pupil Book 4 or 5
  • GMS4 or GMS5 Explorer Progress Book 

plus

  • Apparatus Pack C - group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 

Year 8

Begin with Numicon 5 Getting Started and any further activities you discover you need to use to bring them to Numicon 6 level. You may only need access to this book for the first few weeks.

Numicon 6 (similar to Stage 8) 

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

  • NPC 6 Easy Buy and GMS 5 Easy Buy Packs 

or 

  • NPC6 Teaching Pack Explorer 
  • NPC6 Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC6 Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS6 Teaching Pack
  • Pupil Book 6 
  • GMS6 Explorer Progress Book 

plus

  • Apparatus Pack C - group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 

Years 9 and 10

Big Ideas has been written just for you.  Look under the category Acceleration/Intervention, or for a classroom teaching programme:

Numicon 4 or 5, or 6 (Numicon 4 is similar to NF Stage 6, Numicon 5 is similar to NF Stage 7, Numicon 6 is similar to Stage 8) - Numicon 4 and 5 begin with a 'Getting Started' for all students. This shows students how Numicon will support their learning.

Buy all strands in both Number Pattern Calculating (NPC) and Geometry Measurement and Statistics books (GMS) 

  • NPC Easy Buy and GMS Easy Buy Packs 

or 

  • NPC Teaching Pack Explorer 
  • NPC Progress Packs a, b, and c 
  • NPC Explore More (Black line masters) 
  • GMS Teaching Pack 
  • GMS Explorer Progress Book 

plus

  • Apparatus Pack C - group or 1 to 1 
  • Pan Balance 

Assessment

Formative Assessment links are provided with every Teaching Resource level in: 

1. Assessment Opportunities listed every week in the Activity groups 

2. Explorer Progress Books (Numicon 1-6) related activities provided for every week 

3. Milestones that sum up the previous 5-6 weeks of learning 

4. Milestones tracking spreadsheets which match the National Standards )- See under the RESOURCES link in the main menu. 

5. Summative Assessments -Numicon 2 and 6 Practice tests, easily adapted for Numicon 1-6. Find these under Numicon 2 and 6.