2 Aims of the session Understand the reasons for using Numicon Understand how it can help support your child’s knowledge of numbersHave a go at using it yourself!Gain an understanding into how it is used in schoolOpportunity to ask any questions
3 Links to the new curriculum 2014 Develops fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.Helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.Develops children into confident problem-solvers.
4 Video clip Making numbers real https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/numicon/?region=uk#
5 Task 1 - counting Order the Numicon pieces (Try to put them into a staircase shape)
6 Task 2 – Odd/Even Which ones are odd? What does an even add to an even make?What about odd + odd?Odd + Even?
7 Task 3 – Number bondsNow create your numbers bonds to 10
8 Task 4 – times tables Using the Numicon: Count in 3s, 6s – what do you notice?Investigate whether 12 is in the 3 times tablesHow else can you make 12 using the same number?Have you found all the possibilities?
9 Task 5 - Fractions Using the Numicon: How can you show ½? What about 2/4?What about 3/6?
10 Task 6 – InvestigationsThe farmer has a field and a barn. Some animals can come into the barn in cold weather. There are 24 spaces in the barn. • The farmer has decided to put 2 types of animal in the barn at the same time. E.g. goats and donkeys or cows and goats. • All spaces must be filledEach animal takes up space in the barn. Goat = 2, Donkey = 4, Cow = 6.
11 Task 7 - Algebra?!4 + 2 = 3 + ?3 x 3 = ? x 11 + 5 = 2 X ?
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