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Numicon Teach Early Years Awards Firm Foundations


Making maths real


Making maths real

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Based on a proven concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, Numicon encourages children to explore maths using structured imagery and apparatus in order to understand and explain mathematical concepts:

  • Gives children confidence through demonstrating how and why they arrived at their answer
  • Easily assess understanding by watching and listening to what children do and say
  • Flexibility to use alongside existing resources, or as a complete maths programme
  • Professional development to suit the needs of your school and staff
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Series contains:

  • 6 Teaching Handbooks
  • 6 Implementation Guides
  • 18 Workbooks
  • 6 Apparatus packs
  • 4 Pupil Books
  • 1 Firm Foundations pack
  • 1 Online subscription
  • 2 Test Practice Question Books
  • Additional resource packs for home, nursery, intervention, SEND, and stretch and challenge
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Read our Numicon impact study

Numicon impact study

A research study was commissioned to find out in more detail how teachers were using Numicon and how they perceived its impact on children’s mathematical learning.

Using Manipulatives


Free support: Making the most of your Manipulatives

Find out how you can use manipulatives to deepen understanding throughout the whole school

New to Numicon

New: Numicon Big Ideas

Numicon Big Ideas: view sample sessions

Additional sessions to reinforce and embed key maths concepts

Be the first to look inside brand-new Numicon Pupil books

Numicon Pupil Books: Digital Inspection Copies

Evaluate online, free of charge

Numicon Interactive Whiteboard software

Numicon IWB Software

Show Numicon models and images on your whiteboard

Numicon in the classroom

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Numicon Teaching support on Oxford Owl

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Case study

A proven approach to teaching maths

Read our case studies and discover the proven impact of Numicon in the classroom

Implementing Numicon?

Ensure successful implementation with our handy 4-step guide

Derry Richardson on why Numicon is 'More than Just the Shapes' (Video)

Senior Professional Development Leader, Derry Richardson, explains why Numicon continues to be an essential resource at Key Stage 2 and beyond

What does Numicon deliver?

Inspire Maths structure chart

Numicon structure chart

Seen an overview of Numicon resources

Inspire Maths curriculum charts

Numicon curriculum support

Curriculum matching charts for all UK curricula

Numicon Advocate Schools

Visit an Advocate School

Book onto an Open Morning and see Numicon lessons in action

Inspire Maths professional development

Numicon Free Introductory Workshops

Discover how Numicon can have an impact in your school at a free half-day event

Numicon Online Demo (video)

Explore Numicon Online in this short video

Inspire Maths curriculum charts

Effective assessment in Numicon (PDF)

Read how Numicon raises standards by connecting high quality assessment with effective teaching

View information about resources and CPD, with sample pages and video testimonials

Resource and CPD information

View information about resources and CPD, with sample pages and video testimonials