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Tayside Maths – Spotlight On… Numicon

January 24, 2023

There are three Numicon sessions taking place on 24th January 2022. 

The workshop choices are:

Option 1: Why Cuisenaire rods are an important member of the Numicon family

  • Develop an understanding of the Cuisenaire Rods and how they can make abstract mathematical ideas real and visible
  • To consider how Cuisenaire Rods can support pupils to deepen their understanding of key mathematical concepts
  • To engage and experience activities supported by Cuisenaire Rods
  • Discover useful ideas and strategies which can be applied back in your classroom

Option 2: Fractions in action – making sense of the numbers

  • Explore a range of Numicon manipulatives that support the CPA approach to teaching
  • Consider how to develop a deep understanding of fractions through tried and tested planning, teaching and assessment materials
  • Feel inspired to apply these ideas and strategies to your own classroom

Option 3 – Use it or lose it! The importance of mental calculation and how Numicon can help

  • Consider the importance of mental calculation throughout the primary phase
  • Explore and engage with a range of Numicon manipulatives to support mental calculation from early years to Secondary
  • Discover how Numicon supports the development of mental calculation through tried and tested planning, teaching and assessment materials
  • Feel inspired to take useful ideas and strategies back in your classroom

Please use the below form to indicate which session you would like to attend. 

Register here –Tayside Maths – Spotlight On… Numicon (


January 24, 2023
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Tayside Maths Group
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