## What is Numicon intervention?

A 12-week maths intervention for 6-11 year olds, developed to support Every Child Counts. Live Digital Training. The Numicon Intervention Programme has been developed to support Every Child Counts but is applicable to any school interested in maths intervention for 6-11 year olds.

What is Numicon maths?

Numicon is an approach to teaching maths that helps your child to see connections between numbers. Numicon is often taught in primary schools as a whole-school programme, meaning it is their main way of teaching maths. Teachers use worksheets, physical shapes, online activities, and more to teach using Numicon.

Who created Numicon?

Numicon grew out of a classroom based research project funded by the Teacher Training Agency carried out between 1996 and 1998 by Numicon authors Ruth Atkinson, Romey Tacon and Dr Tony Wing.

### What are Numicon Colours?

next, before, after, in between, ordinal number words (e.g. first, second, third), words for comparing, colour names for Numicon Shapes: orange, pale blue, yellow, pale green, red, turquoise, pink, bright green, purple, blue Discuss the size of the Shapes while playing the games.

What age is Numicon suitable for?

Suitable for children aged three to five, this fab duo was first created for use in the classroom but proved so popular that an ‘at home’ version was produced. It also comes with a helpful set of notes to help support parents’ teaching.

Are Numicons weighted?

‘ Other concepts that children can learn through Numicon include geometry, symmetry, sharing and even weight: fascinatingly, the pieces are weighted so that a 10-piece weighs the same as two five-pieces, or a six- and a four-piece combined.

#### How do I start Numicon?

Numicon sensory tray When you have their interest you can slowly start to talk about the different shapes in conversation and labelling them as the ‘2 shape’ or the ‘5 shape’. You could ask your child to find a particular shape or get them to collect each shape and put them in order from 1-10.