Welcome to Numicon!

## Early Childhood

• 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

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

## Special Needs - Learning Support

• 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.

## New Entrants - Year 0 and Year 1

• 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 2

Numicon 1 - begins with a review of Firm Foundations for those children who began Numicon at that level or are new to your school at this 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 3

Numicon 2 - begins with a review of Numicon 1 (NZC Level 1 NP Stages 0-4) for all children. Numicon 2 covers NZC Early Level 2

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

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 2 (Early NZC 2 NP Stage 5) for all children. Numicon 3 covers NZC Late Level 2

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

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 3  (Late NZC 2 NP Stage 5) for all children. Numicon 4 covers NZC Early Level 3

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

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 5 - Begins with a review of Numicon 4. Numicon 5 covers NZC Late Level 3

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 6 - Numicon 6 covers NZC Early Level 4. Most schools find they when they are starting Numicon at this level, a lower book is needed to bring students up to this level.

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.

Eventually this book will no longer be needed for Year 8.  Instead they will be using a programme more geared to Year 9 Maths.  Discuss this with your local high school. We have some recommendations too.

Numicon 6 (similar to Stage 8)

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

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)

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