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Numicon professional development

Getting the Most From Numicon Manipulatives

About The Course

Explore how Numicon manipulatives support the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach

Time: 9.30-15.30

Course cost: £199+VAT

Who should attend?

Maths Subject Leaders, KS2 Phase Leaders, KS1 and KS2 Teachers

Key Learning Outcomes

This highly practical one-day workshop is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Explore Numicon manipulatives through a range of engaging hands-on activities
  • Reflect on research around the use of manipulatives in maths
  • Investigate how Numicon manipulatives support the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach
  • Collaborate with peers to learn how to use the Numicon manipulatives effectively
  • Consider how manipulatives develop and deepen children’s mathematical understanding
  • Discover useful ideas for manipulatives to use back in your classroom


  • Introduction to the Numicon manipulatives and the CPA approach
  • Research on the use of manipulatives
  • The CPA approach and Numicon
  • Activities and investigations that utilise Numicon manipulatives
  • Application back in the classroom

“It gave me key understanding of how to lead and manage implementation of Numicon. ”

Assistant Headteacher & Maths Leader,


Additional Information

Please bring a tablet or mobile phone with a camera and QR scanner app installed. All our introductory workshops will cover essential ‘Getting Started’ activities to familiarize you with the resources and the theory behind Numicon. If you require professional development focussed more fully on your individual school needs, or support in moving on with Numicon please contact: primary.training.uk@oup.com for more information about our bespoke InSET, sustained programmes of support and in school one day introductory workshops.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation can be made up to four weeks before the event by contacting us directly at primary.training.uk@oup.com. Any delegate cancellation after this time is non-refundable.