What is Numicon?

Numicon is a multi-sensory maths resources which helps children understand the concept of numbers.


When children see the symbol ‘5’ they need to understand that ‘5’ actually means five of something. As adults we are used to making this connection, but for children it can be difficult to link the concept to the symbol. Numicon is a brightly coloured resource which helps children visualise numbers. It gives them confidence in dealing with numbers because they can see the numbers. Numicon is used from Reception class upwards and has proven to be hugely helpful to many children. Please have a look at the Numicon website for more information and speak to your class teacher if you would like anything clarified. The numicon website has lots of suggestions of fun, maths-based activities you can do at home with your child.


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