# The numicon approach to number competence The numicon

The numicon approach to number competence

The numicon approach to number competence • What is numicon? • How is it used in EYFS & KS 1? • How can I support my child?

What is numicon?

What is numicon? = number + icon

What is numicon? Cardinal Nominal Ordinal 10 ten Secure understanding of number Count Name Order

five 6 take away 1 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3+2

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number EYFS • Say and use number names in order • Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set • Count reliably up to 10 everyday objects • Estimate how many objects and check by counting • Count aloud in 1 s, 2 s, 5 s or 10 s • Use ‘more’ or ‘less’ to compare two numbers • Use ordinal numbers • Recognise numerals 1 to 9

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number in EYFS Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number in EYFS Use ‘more’ or ‘less’ to compare two numbers More than Less than

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number in Year 1 • Count reliably at least 20 objects, • Estimate a number of objects that can be checked by counting • Compare and order numbers • Read and write numerals from 0 to 20, • Say the number 1 more or less than any number, and 10 more or less for multiples of 10

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number in Year 1 Compare and order numbers Before After In between 3 more 2 less Difference between

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number in Year 1 Say the number 1 more or less than any number 1 more +1 1 less -1

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Develop recall of number bonds Find all the pairs which total 10. Prove it! Can you see a pattern?

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number Year 2 • Read and write 2 digit and 3 digit numbers • Describe and extend number sequences • Recognise odd and even numbers • Group objects in 10 s, 5 s or 2 s to count • Explain what each digit in a twodigit number represents, • Partition 2 digit numbers in different ways, • Use the > and < signs to compare numbers

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number in Year 2 Describe and extend number sequences

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number in Year 2 Recognise odd and even numbers Which numbers can be divided equally into groups of 2 and give a whole number answer?

How is it used in EYFS and KS 1? Counting and understanding number in Year 2 Explain what each digit in a two-digit number represents = +

How can I support my child? Be positive about maths “It wasn’t like this when I was at school!”

How can I support my child? Guess the shape Find the shape Make a pair

How can I support my child? “Tables” “ 4 and 4 is the same as 8” “What is the difference between 3 and 7? ” Mind your language! “Is 5 an odd number? ” “Which is bigger; 9 or 7? ” “Take away”

How can I support my child? Language to support understanding of addition What is the sum of 3 and 6? 3 add 6 3 more than 6 3 plus 6 What is the total of 3 and 6? How many do 3 and 6 make altogether?

How can I support my child? Language to support understanding of subtraction 10 subtract 4 How much more is 10 than 4? What is the difference between 4 and 15? Starting at 4, how many more to make 15? 15 minus 4 4 less than 15

How can I support my child? What is the total of the numbers on these dice?

How can I support my child? Equipment at Home

How can I support my child? Equipment at Home Numicon Website http: //www. n umicon. com

Equipment at Home

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