There are four Explorer Progress Books for Numicon 1 which fit alongside the Milestones to help you assess children’s progress.
Through answering the often open and explorative questions in the Explorer Progress Books, children demonstrate their understanding of the key learning for each activity group.
Questions in the books encourage children to apply their learning to both a familiar situation and a new or different context.
Being able to use mathematics in an unfamiliar situation is a significant indicator of understanding.
You can use the Explorer Progress Books immediately after the work on each activity group has been completed or shortly after, to see and capture whether children are secure in the key learning for that activity group.
You can structure conversations with children on their learning across various strands. You can use these conversations alongside other evidence to inform your judgements on whether children have met the requirements of each milestone and as a tool to help children reflect on and talk about their own learning.