Supporting Children with mathematical difficulties through a multi-sensory approach (including how to use manipulatives including NUMICON, Cuisenaire, Base 10 & Place Value Counters)

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A practical session to become more confident in using mathematical maniputlatives such as Numicon to improve the teaching of mathematics


Please note: All participants will need to bring along the following kit/resources to the session. Available from Oxford University Press (   or 


  • Numicon baseboard and x1 overlay 

  • Numicon 1-10 (2 sets at least) + some additional 10s 

  • Cuisinnaire: 1-10 (4 sets) 

  • Numicon bag, A4 envelope, small bag 

  • 30 x Numicon pegs / individual objects 

  • Range of coins: (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p) 

  • Paper and felt tip marker 

  • Numicon 10s number line if possible 

  • 6 dice / spinner 



Why should I attend?      

  • You wish to be more confident in using Numicon 

  • If you find planning for children with learning difficulties in maths challenging 

  • Your children are struggling to retain or make sense of key concepts 

  •  You are aware of the range of manipulatives and images that are available to support learners in maths 

  • You want to encourage learners to be independent in maths a challenge  


What will the course cover? 

  •  Relate theory and research into classroom practice 

  • Explore the difficulties experienced by learners with gaps in their mathematical understanding 

  • Use a range of strategies to ensure children retain understanding and therefore support their short and long-term memory  

  • Consider how a range of manipulatives can support children in developing their conceptual understanding and thus avoid the pitfalls of abstract teaching and learning   

  •  Develop opportunities for children to visualise mathematics  

  • Investigate the importance and development of comparisons, pattern seeking and generalisations.  

  • Consider ways to develop children’s mathematical vocabulary; developing their speech and language 

  • Exploit every day and real-life mathematics.   


Who should attend?



ARP Lead 

Senior Leader 

Middle Leader 

Head of Department 

Deputy Head 

Subject Lead/ Coordinator 


Teaching Assistant 

Learning Support Assistant 







BDSIP Members – £50 

Non BDSIP members – £62.50 

CPD Package No charge 

Schools outside of LBBD - £62.50 


Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking. 

Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive your booking confirmation and ensure you mark the sender as safe to enable you to receive any further pre-course information or changes.  


Contact information 

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Pauline Drew (Inclusion Adviser)  Tel: 07708426563 



For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact  

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