Why I love Numicon
Early experiences of maths at home can have a huge impact on later achievement in maths. Numicon is one way that you can help your child with their early maths skills. It is designed to help children visualise numbers. It comes in different coloured shapes which represent the different numbers. It can be used to help see what a number 1,2,3 etc. actually looks like. As children progress they can use the pieces to see how to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. It is in one word FANTASTIC and has helped a number of children who I have taught to actually understand what different numbers mean. Here I have put together a number of different activities which I have used to make children familiar with different numbers. Photos for some of the activities can be found at the end of the blog.
- Printing with Numicon. Early experiences with Numicon are getting used to wha