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Numicon: Big Ideas

Building a secure future in mathematics for every child

Author Steve Chinn, Author Fiona Goddard, and Author Liz Henning

Suitable for:  Schools with pupils in Upper Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 (aged 10 upwards) who need a more secure understanding of key concepts within the primary maths curriculum.

Price:  £153.75

ISBN: 978-0-19-841704-0
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Spiralbound hardback: 220 pages
Dimensions: 297x210mm

Availability: In stock.

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Numicon Big Ideas is a programme of additional sessions for small groups, focusing on key elements of the Primary maths curriculum for pupils not meeting age-related expectations in Upper Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 (aged 10 upwards), and laying the foundation for success at Secondary level as well as in end-of-Primary assessments.


  • Numicon apparatus encourages children to reason mathematically through use of concrete objects.
  • Numicon Big Ideas includes an initial assessment and 48 step-by-step sessions across 5 key areas: Place Value, Adding and Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing, Fractions, and Working with Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.
  • The sessions are suitable for delivery by non-specialists and focus on strong re-teaching of key topics using an active, practical approach to support reasoning and mathematical conversation.
  • The Teaching Guide introduces the Numicon approach, provides a full explanation of how to implement the programme, and offers expert advice on how to make the sessions most effective.
  • Photocopy Masters to support the activities are included.
  • (The sessions are supported by the separate Numicon Big Ideas Apparatus Pack.)
Age range 7-11
This page was last updated on 09 May 2021 at 19:30 GMT


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