Intervention details

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Not evaluated for Primary maths

Intervention description

Numicon is a maths programme for children from Foundation Stage to KS2. Central to the programme are kits containing manipulable resources intended to help children understand mathematical concepts through concrete objects, such as counting pegs, shapes, number cards and spinners. Each kit comes with a teaching guide, and at-home kits providing homework activities can also be purchased. In addition, interactive whiteboard software is available which features a range of images and models for use in whole-class teaching, including number lines, objects for counting and number generators. Numicon is distributed by Oxford University Press, and resource kits (which are sold individually) can be ordered through their website.

Professional development/training

Training in Numicon comes in the form of either a professional development DVD or workshops which run for whole or half days.


Interactive whiteboard software is available.

Evidence Summary

Numicon has not been included in any systematic reviews into the effectiveness of educational programmes.

Key stages

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2


Resources sold individually through OUP website

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