I ❤️ Numicon. The tactile and visual element it adds to number is fantastic.
At the moment in Reception we are really just at the exploration stage, so I’ve but putting the numicon out with the paints, in gloop and with the play dough.
At the play dough table the children made imprints with various pieces and investigated which pieces would fit on top of the other. Marbles and gems also fit nicely into the Numicon holes so I put out a few bowls of these and modelled lots of counting out and one to one correspondence.
We also put it out with some aqua beads which offered a fantastic sensory experience….
We’ve been using the numicon tiles as a scaffold for our children who don’t get the concept of counting out from a larger group and stopping at a said number. With the Aqua beads we encouraged the children to pick a…
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