WELCOME TO OUR NUMICON WORKSHOP Thursday 12 th June 2014.

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WELCOME TO OUR NUMICON WORKSHOP Thursday 12 th June 2014

Objectives for the afternoon… What is Numicon? How does it help children learn about maths? How can we use it to support our child at home? Please ask any questions you may have as we progress through, or you are more than welcome to catch me at the end.

What is Numicon? Numicon is a teaching resource designed to help children visualise numbers. From this visual picture they can see how we can add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers and the relationships between these. The different coloured Numicon shapes represent different numbers. Numicon is multi-sensory. Children can touch as well as see The numbers.

Think – Why do some pieces have “sticking out bits”?

Activity 1: Your child is learning about number bonds in class. How can you help them with this learning at home? Think about: How you would use the Numicon How you might help them to record what they have done. The vocabulary you might use.

Activity 2 KS1: Your child is learning about multiplication in class and he/she has been asked to practise the 5 times table at home. How will you help them? How will the Numicon help to visualise this? How does this work with division? KS2: Your child is multiplying decimals. They need to try 0.6 x 4 and 1.5 x 3 How will Numicon help?

Thank you! Thank you for coming this afternoon. I hope you have found it helpful. Please take two minutes to fill out the feedback form. Kits are now on sale if you would like to purchase one, but please DO NOT feel that this is obligatory. Kits cost £15.50. Cheques can be made payable to Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery.

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