# What is a Numicon shape pattern?

## What is a Numicon shape pattern?

Numicon are a system of flat plastic shapes with holes in them. Each shape represents a number from one to 10 and each number has its own colour. Numicon can be used across EYFS, KS1, KS2, and to help bridge the gap to KS3.

**How do preschoolers use Numicon?**

Another fantastic way for Numicon activities for preschool children to be utilized is Swap Shape or Swap Numeral. Have the shapes in order with matching numerals. Get your child to look away as you swap over two of the shapes or numerals. Then allow them the opportunity to place them back in their correct places.

**How do you use a Numicon in kindergarten?**

### How can I encourage children to add numbers to make 10?

How can I encourage children to add numbers to make 10? Children can explore different ways of adding numbers to make ten with this fantastic Making 10 Using Numicon Shapes Activity Sheet. Give them access to concrete Numicon Shapes or our handy, printable Numicon Shape Cut-Outs.

**Can I add and subtract within 10 easily?**

I can add and subtract within 10 easily. The following diagrams show the Make Ten Subtraction Strategy. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions. How to use mental strategies to subtract within 20 using the “break down to 10” strategy?

**What is the best strategy for subtracting within 20?**

With practice, this strategy can help students gain fluency when subtracting within 20. Eventually students will memorize these facts, which is expected by the end of grade 2. Using Ten is a mental math strategy that involves changing a number to ten and then adjusting the answer.

#### Why is the number 10 used to solve the equation?

Because “10” is generally an easier number to work with, this simplifies the equation making it easier to solve. Try the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice various math topics.

**How do you make learning fractions fun?**

22 Fun and Free Fraction Games and Activities For Kids

- Sort sticky notes.
- Connect fractions to learn and win.
- Explore the Fraction of the Day.
- Grab the fun of fraction Spoons.
- Get them in order.
- Fight it out in a fraction war.
- Noodle around with fractions.
- Build excitement with LEGO fraction games.

**What age is Numicon suitable for?**

Using Numicon For Early Years Foundation Stage Learning Children can be introduced to Numicon from the age of about eighteen months. At first, simply encourage your child to hold and play with the Numicon shapes.

## What resources can be used to teach fractions?

Online Games and Tools

- SatisFRACTION by Greg Tang Math.
- Interactive Number Line on Math is Fun.
- Online Fraction Games on Sheppard Software.
- Bite-sized Math on BBC KS2.
- Fraction Games by Maths-Game.org.
- Visual Games by Visual Fractions.
- Fraction Games on CoolMath.
- Fraction Games on Math Playground.

**How do you teach fractions for beginners?**

Start with concrete items, like food or counters – you can use pasta pieces or dried beans in place of counters – then draw them as pictures. Once you’ve got this down, you can move onto using rational numbers (the fancy name for fractions) to represent them.

**What are the instructional materials for teaching fraction?**

Fraction strips and/or circles are a wonderful visual aid for students to see fractional parts of a whole as well as equivalent fractions. Students get to manipulate the fraction strips or circles so they can have a hands-on experience with numerators, denominators, and equivalent fractions.

### What is the best app for learning fractions?

Top Fractions Apps and Websites

- Gracie & Friends Lemonade Stand. Interactive games thoroughly address small, focused learning goal.
- JumpStart Academy Math. Adaptive math tool offers individualized activities and fun games.
- Matific.
- Khan Academy.
- Cyberchase Fractions Quest.
- Slice Fractions School Edition.
- Fraction Mash.
- Mangahigh.