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Developing Maths Skills
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NUMICON
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Counting Is Easy, Isn’t It?
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Doh, Ray, Me …
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Sing along with the Doh, Ray, Me sequence…
Start at ‘Soh’ and continue the count.
Now start at ‘Me’.
Now… start at ‘Te’ and go backwards.
How many steps are there from ‘Ray’ to ‘La’?
Count back from ‘Soh’ to ‘Doh’ – how much was that?
Now try again, but use the number line!
Doh Ray
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Fah Soh
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La
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Key skills needed by Good Calculators
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Good knowledge of the number system
Know number bonds
Partition numbers into multiples of 1 10 100
Quick recall of times tables
Ability to multiply and divide by 10 and100
• Use of inverse operation
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Numicon
A multi-sensory resource to Support Learning and
Teaching in Number
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Rationale behind Numicon
• Quality first learning
• Progressive
• Inclusive
• Children can:
 Understand number relationships
 Do calculating without counting
 Learn mathematical language in context
 Make connections to use and apply their
understanding
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Numicon imagery - motivated representation structured to reveal relationships between numbers and to
help children to make connections
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Numicon imagery plays to children’s sense of pattern … and draws their attention
… seeing a pattern is at the heart of
mathematical thinking….
… recognising and creating patterns is
often difficult for children who have SEN
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Feel inside the bag can you find the pink shape
Find number 3
Find the number which you add to 6 to make 10
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Initial Brain Storm of Teaching Ideas
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Using feely bag to find various numicon shapes
Hide numicon in sand /water
Press shapes into playdough/clay
Use as templates to make numicon cookies
Use base boards to create a pattern photograph and ask other
children to copy
Paint and print repeated patterns
Represent numicon patterns using different media i.e beans
Make numicon the currency in the shop area.
Use balance and measure out equal bonds
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My initial brain storm of teaching ideas
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Order numicon on a numberline
Complete the different numicon numberline
Make the story of 6 using numicon shapes
Adding numbers bridging through ten
Place value partitioning 2 digit number
Doubling numbers
Adding 2 digit numbers
Putting sets of a particular numicon shape to see how
many make e.g.12
• Making numicon towers to represent multiplication
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YOUTUBE contains lots of sample videos of NUMICON use
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Bridging
ten..
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• Using addition facts of 10 and other numbers to
bridge a multiple of ten
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Moving into bigger numbers
Place Value
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lj3Yg1TbA8
Towards written methods - addition
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Extend to more complex additions
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Subtraction – using difference
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In Conclusion
• Understanding of numbers and the number
system takes place when the learner makes
cognitive connections between concrete
apparatus, images, symbols and mathematical
language
• Structured imagery can support children to make
sense of numbers
• Structured imagery can support children in
developing calculation skills and can support
children in learning to calculate without relying
on counting
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Useful
youtube
links
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• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYgwM5Z1tMo
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUPAJzdvAyo
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