For Teachers © Oxford University Press

Numicon is not a new programme BUT a suite of materials, approaches and techniques that will support your teaching of maths.

Every school should have a set of the manuals as a starting point, and thereafter, each teacher can decide which units of work can be taught using Numicon by comparing his/her planned work programme with the table of contents within the Numicon manuals.

There are hundreds of finely sequenced and stepped activities contained in the twelve spiral bound teaching guides, six manuals that cover number, pattern and calculating; and six further manuals that cover geometry, measurement and statistics. Each of the twelve manuals also has an accompanying set of three individual ‘Explorer Progress Books’ / workbooks/activity books – 24 pages each.

Numicon covers strand unit material in mathematics right up through the primary school. 

Many teachers now voice the opinion that the number programme in junior & senior infants should be taught using Numicon materials and methods to build and secure those early foundations.

The Numicon programme builds a deep understanding of number and number relationships, developing children's fluency, reasoning and problem-solving:

  • Numicon is recommended by Cambridge International Examinations for Cambridge Primary
  • It is a proven pedagogy that raises achievement across all ability levels and sustains it over time
  • Its carefully designed progression ensures every child can enjoy success in mathematics
  • Its engaging multi-sensory activities develop a secure grasp of number, calculation and pattern, leading to algebra
  • Numicon has accessible teaching guides with built-in planning and assessment support- by teachers, for teachers.

Below are recommendations from the two Irish Numicon Consultants, who are both primary school teachers and who have specifically trained in Oxford on all aspects of the programme. We hope that their advice will help give direction to schools who are adopting the programme in order to help children better understand mathematics.

There are many options available.

 

FOR EVERY SCHOOL

The Complete Suite of Workbooks is a great investment: 24 Unique Workbook Titles for €45.00!

Consider purchasing all the Numicon Workbooks which cover all the levels and keep them in resource as a library of tasks & activities. The activities can be used to target the needs of the child you work with now, and can be used to compile targeted activities for future children with specific needs/requirements too. Additionally, they can be used to supplement and extend the general class work at any class level.

There are 24 titles in total

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Cost is just €45.00, EXCELLENT value.

Titles as follows:

  • Explorer Progress Mixed Pack for Number Pattern and Calculating 1 (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C – 1 of each title)
    • ISBN 978 0 19 838931 6 €5.00
  • Explorer Progress Mixed Pack for Number Pattern and Calculating 2 (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C – 1 of each title)
    • ISBN 978 0 19 838945 3 €5.00
  • Explorer Progress Mixed Pack for Number Pattern and Calculating 3 (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C – 1 of each title)
    • ISBN 978 0 19 838959 0 €5.00
  • Explorer Progress Mixed Pack for Number Pattern and Calculating 4 (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C – 1 of each title)
    • ISBN 978 0 19 838975 0 €5.00
  • Explorer Progress Mixed Pack for Number Pattern and Calculating 5 (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C – 1 of each title)
    • ISBN 978-0-19-830492-0 €5.00
  • Explorer Progress Mixed Pack for Number Pattern and Calculating 6 (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C – 1 of each title)
    • ISBN 978-0-19-830493-7 €5.00
  • Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling 1 Single copy
    • ISBN 978 0 19 838939 2 €2.50
  • Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling 2 Single copy
    • ISBN 978 0 19 838953 8 €2.50
  • Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling 3 Single copy
    • ISBN 978 0 19 838967 5 €2.50
  • Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling 4 Single copy
    • ISBN 978 0 19 838983 5 €2.50
  • Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling 5 Single copy
    • ISBN 978-0-19-830505-7 €2.50
  • Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling 6 Single copy
    • ISBN 978-0-19-830509-5 €2.50

Order now from online shop: http://shop.numicontrainingandmaterials.cpdcollege.com/numicon/workbooks/the-complete-suite-of-workbooks.html or by contacting us by email at info@cpdcollege.com or by phone at 053 9236088

 

Make Your Own Class Pack

Our trained Numicon Consultants Mr. Martin Pender and Ms. Alish Kehoe, advise that a teacher would build their own classroom kit by selecting the materials that would support the delivery of good maths teaching at their class level. A pack should consist of a set of teaching manuals, a set of workbooks, the interactive whiteboard software, enough sets of the 1 to 10 shapes to enable quality group work, a set of number rods and baseboard, adequate sets of dice and spinners, and any other materials that they feel necessary.

Simply browse the resources to get a feel for the extent of what is available and then compile your kit - http://shop.numiconireland.ie/numicon.html

You may email your queries & questions to info@cpdcollege.com and our consultant team will be more than happy to answer and advise by return.

 

Essential School Materials Kit

Ideal for: Whole School to support delivery of the ‘numeracy strategy’.

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Cost: €1359.00 inc. vat

This is a kit of interactive and hands-on-materials that I would keep in large clear storage boxes, that could be borrowed by any class at any moment in order to use with their forthcoming mathematics lesson.

  • 1 x Interactive Whiteboard Software with Site Licence
  • 1 x Number, Pattern and Calculating 1 Teaching Pack
  • 1 x Number, Pattern and Calculating 1 Explorer Progress Books ABC (Mixed pack)
  • 30 packs of Numicon Shapes 1-10
  • 5 x pack of 10 Numicon Ten Shapes (blue)
  • 10 x Numicon Base Boards to take the pegs (Plastic square with 10 × 10 raised circles for placing Numicon Shapes and overlays on. Also a base for building towers of number bonds or making patterns with the Numicon Pegs.)
  • 10 packs of 80 Numicon Coloured Pegs (Pack of 80 coloured pegs that fit into the Numicon Baseboard and Shapes. Used in pattern making activities. Sold in an even assortment of red, yellow, green and blue.
  • 10 x Numicon Threading Laces, that are also used with the coloured pegs above.
  • 4 sets of Number Rods – Small Set - 128 coloured number rods (centimetre-scale). Lengths 1 cm–10 cm. Includes durable plastic storage tray.
  • 8 x 100cm Number Rod Track - there is a channel down the centre into which the rods are slotted as the children do their problems
  • 5 sets of Numicon Dice (set of 4 Set of 4 with numerals and Numicon Patterns. 2 × 0–5 , 1 × 5–10 and 1 +/–.)
  • 10 sets of Numicon Spinners (A quiet alternative to dice. The two spinners come with two sets of overlays showing Numicon Patterns and numerals 1–5 and 6–10.)
  • 1 X Numicon Pan Balance - Use to teach equivalence and reinforce adding facts with Numicon Shapes and number rods.

Order now from online shop: http://shop.numicontrainingandmaterials.cpdcollege.com/numicon/school-home-kits/essential-school-materials-kit.html or by contacting us by email at info@cpdcollege.com or by phone at 053 9236088

 

Numicon Infant Kit

Ideal for: Junior / Senior Infants

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Cost : €929.00 inc. vat

Numicon can transform how children come to understand mathematics in the infant classroom. There is not a better approach at this class level than the Numicon approach, to include it’s approaches, techniques and materials.

  • 1 x Interactive Whiteboard Software (site licence). The Numicon Interactive Whiteboard Software can be installed on every computer and is a superb whole class demonstration and interactive resource. 
  • 30 packs of Numicon Shapes set of 10
  • 10 sets of Numicon Dice
  • 10 sets of Numicon Spinners
  • 1 Numicon Number, Pattern and Calculating 1 Teaching Pack – includes Spiral Bound Handbook
  • 1 Numicon Geometry Measurement and Statistics(Data Handling) Teaching Pack – includes Spiral Bound Handbook
  • 1 x Set of Explorer Progress Mixed Pack for Number Pattern and Calculating 1 (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C – 1 of each title)
  • 1 X Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling 1 Single copy workbook

Order now from online shop: http://shop.numicontrainingandmaterials.cpdcollege.com/numicon/school-home-kits/infant-kit.html or by contacting us by email at info@cpdcollege.com or by phone at 053 9236088

 

First Steps in the Nursery Kit

Ideal for: Junior Infant class Grouping / Pre-School Grouping / Resource / Learning Support

ISBN 978-0-19-848690-9

Cost: €150.00

A key feature of this resource is the focus on maths conversation with ideas to encourage mathematical development throughout the pre-school setting, which will help give children a sound start to their maths understanding.

The Teaching Guide explains the key mathematical ideas and contains innovative, playful activities, which are set out in the following groups: mathematics on the carpet, in water play, in messy play, in sand play, in outdoor play, in small-world play, in tabletop play and at snack time.

  • 1st Steps with Numicon in the Nursery – Teaching Guide (1)
  • Numicon Shapes (115)
  • Numicon Coloured Pegs (80)
  • Numicon Feely Bag (1)
  • Numicon Threading Laces (3)
  • Numicon Baseboards (2)
  • Numicon Picture Baseboard Overlays (6)
  • Numicon Display Number Line (1)

Order now from online shop: http://shop.numicontrainingandmaterials.cpdcollege.com/numicon/school-home-kits/1st-steps-with-numicon-in-the-nursery.html or by contacting us by email at info@cpdcollege.com or by phone at 053 9236088

 

The Firm Foundations Starter Apparatus pack (group kit)

Ideal for: Infant class Grouping / Resource / Learning Support

ISBN 978-0-19-837520-3

Cost: €329.00

Designed for all early years settings, the Firm Foundations Kit gives teachers lots of practical ideas for helping children to develop understanding of numbers and number relationships.

  • 100 Square Baseboard (6)
  • 80 Coloured Pegs (2)
  • Box of 80 Numicon Shapes (3)
  • Spinners (2)
  • Display number line (1)
  • Number Bond Baseboard Overlays - set of 6 (1)
  • Picture Baseboard Overlays - set of 6 (1)
  • Magnetic Strip - pack 3 (1)
  • Feely Bag (2)
  • Number Rods - Large Set (1)
  • Large Format Table Top Number (3)
  • Line 0-41 Number Rod Number Line (1)
  • Number Rod Trays 1-10 & 20 (1)
  • Pack of 20 Numicon One Shapes - orange (2)

*Firm Foundations Teaching Pack also available separately

Order now: http://shop.numicontrainingandmaterials.cpdcollege.com/numicon/school-home-kits/firm-foundations-starter-apparatus-pack.html or by contacting us by email at info@cpdcollege.com or by phone at 053 9236088

 

Third & Fourth Class Teaching Kit €999.00 inc. vat

Ideal for: teaching a number of the strands and strand units across mathematics in third & fourth class

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Cost: €999.00

  • 1 x Interactive Whiteboard Software (site licence). The Numicon Interactive Whiteboard Software can be installed on every computer and is a superb whole class demonstration and interactive resource. 
  • 30 packs of Numicon Shapes set of 10
  • 10 sets of Numicon Dice (set of 4 Set of 4 with numerals and Numicon Patterns. 2 × 0–5 , 1 × 5–10 and 1 +/–.)
  • 10 sets of Numicon Spinners (A quiet alternative to dice. The two spinners come with two sets of overlays showing Numicon Patterns and numerals 1–5 and 6–10.)
  • 5 packs of 80 Numicon Coloured Pegs (Pack of 80 coloured pegs that fit into the Numicon Baseboard and Shapes. Used in pattern making activities. Sold in an even assortment of red, yellow, green and blue)
  • 5 Numicon Base Boards to take the pegs (Plastic square with 10 × 10 raised circles for placing Numicon Shapes and overlays on. Also a base for building towers of number bonds or making patterns with the Numicon Pegs.)
  • 1 Numicon Number, Pattern and Calculating 4 Teaching Pack – includes Spiral Bound Handbook
  • 1 Numicon Geometry Measurement and Statistics 4 (Data Handling) Teaching Pack – includes Spiral Bound Handbook
  • 1 x Set of Explorer Progress Mixed Pack for Number Pattern and Calculating 4 (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C – 1 of each title)
  • 1 X Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling 4  Single copy workbook

Order now from online shop: http://shop.numicontrainingandmaterials.cpdcollege.com/numicon/school-home-kits/third-fourth-class-teaching-kit.html or by contacting us by email at info@cpdcollege.com or by phone at 053 9236088

For further information on the Numicon resources and approach, please see the Oxford University Press website – www.oxfordprimary.com.