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Do you need to know more about the Oxford University Press Numicon Mathematics Programme, its pedagogy, practices and suite of superbly structured materials and apparatus, with a view to transforming the way your children come to experience, to know and to understand key mathematical ideas and concepts?

If yes, then our Numicon online course is perfect for you! 

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Numicon online training course

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We have envisaged and planned the following learning outcomes for teachers who take our course on the teaching of mathematics with Numicon. Teachers will acquire a comprehensive working knowledge of how the unique materials that comprise Numicon, can be used to explore and develop a broad range of key mathematical concepts with their children
 
  • Teachers will revise, refresh and utilise the key pedagogical approaches to the teaching of mathematics.
  • Teachers will replicate the Numicon techniques and approaches as exemplified throughout the course in their own mathematics teaching
  • Teachers will know the teaching points that govern good mathematics lessons & investigations and replicate same consistently in their own teaching
  • Teachers will know of the availability of the range of Numicon resources that can be acquired and assembled over time to better support mathematics teaching
  • Teachers will better devise, resource and deliver mathematics lessons that are hands-on and full of potential & possibility for discussion and conversation
  • Teachers will utilise assessment techniques to regularly evaluate and benchmark progress in mathematics and see to fill in gaps in childrens’ knowledge & skill sets where evident.

Module content:

Module 1: 

We introduce teachers to the pedagogy that underpins best practice mathematical teaching, with problem solving, reasoning, action, imagery and conversation at its heart, where the highly structured, yet versatile Numicon materials become strong ‘communication mediators’. We introduce the Numicon shapes, which have been designed for children to manipulate, to observe & notice, and to explore patterns when using them, all overlaid with lots of conversation.
We explore the activities of the ‘Firm Foundations Kit’ and outline & detail nine key mathematical ideas: pattern, order, comparison, counting numbers, moving beyond counting, place value, addition, subtraction and shape.
 
Module 2:
 
Here we look at the two arithmetic operations of addition & subtraction, developing key mathematical ideas and techniques in relation to how best to teach children:
  • Structures (i.e. the forms in which addition and subtraction occur)
  • Methods (how to do the calculations), and
  • Properties (characteristics and relationships to each other) for each operation
We detail two specific approaches to assessment: prior and ongoing/summative assessment.
 
Module 3:
 
In this module we present and itemise a suite of key mathematical ideas and detail activities that can be used to explore and develop each key idea with children. 
 
The key ideas coalesce around three keys areas:
  • Using pattern
  • Numbers and the Number System
  • Calculating
……to include compression, equivalence, properties of the four rules, partitioning, odd & even patterns etc. etc.
 
Module 4:
 
In this module we set out and detail 30 structured activity groups, which are all supported by clear illustrations, in order to progress and enhance teacher knowledge & skill, in so far that as each will be able to: 
  • Name the key mathematical idea being developed,
  • Describe the educational context for the particular activity
  • Itemise & detail the learning opportunities presented by the activity
  • Evaluate the assessment opportunities within the activity i.e. knowing what to look and listen for

Module 5:

In this module we outline a range of really useful strategies that can be deployed to assist pupils in overcoming barriers to mathematical learning and attainment e.g. 
  • Difficulties with numerosity
  • Difficulties with the language of mathematics
  • Difficulties with sequencing
  • Difficulties with motoric aspects of counting etc. 
We also set out and detail the Numicon approach to measures, statistics and geometry.
Teachers will engage with the processes and tools of school self evaluation with a view to putting in place a self improvement plan.

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