What do I buy?

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

Breaking Barriers click here

First Steps with Numicon at Home click here

  • 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 3 employing the small steps approach you have learned in BB.

  • This is the ideal beginning place for children beginning school.  It is a balance of child and adult led activities promoting Learning Through Play. Teachers have reported that as their children gain confidence and mature they enjoy the deeper challenges in Numicon 1 and so incorporate them into the learning experiences.

  • First Steps with Numicon in the Nursery Teaching Guide - a great support for building mathematical conversations
  • Firm Foundations Teaching Pack 
  • 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. If the concepts in this book are already known by your children, use the Numicon 3 books. This often happens when you have implemented Numicon in the earlier years.

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. If the concepts in this book are already known by your children, use the Numicon 3 books. This often happens when you have implemented Numicon in the earlier years.

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. If the concepts in this book are already known by your children, use the Numicon 4 books. This often happens when you have implemented Numicon in the earlier years.

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. If the concepts in this book are already known by your children, use the Numicon 5 books. This often happens when you have implemented Numicon in the earlier years.

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. If the concepts in this book are already known by your children, use the Numicon 6 books. This often happens when you have implemented Numicon in the earlier years.

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. Refer to Numicon 2 and 6

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