Multi-Sensory Maths Training using Numicon & other Maths Manipulatives
Date: Saturday 05 October 2019
Time: 9.50am – 4pm
Venue: School of Education, Maynooth University North Campus
From Maynooth, drive past Manor Mills shopping centre. At the traffic lights turn left at lights onto Kilcock Road. Pass Aldi and the university library on the left. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit (right) into Maynooth University North Campus. As the campus is a one-way system you must turn left. Follow the road all the way around to the front of the campus. Watch out for car park 14 as you turn the last corner. This car park will be on your left, turn into the car park and drive down to the end. It is the nearest to the School of Education building (new grey/rust red 3-story building). Please note, there is no parking restriction on campus on Saturdays. You do not need a parking permit and will not need to pay and display (just don’t park in restricted spaces such as disabled bays).
Link to Google Maps – directions to Maynooth University (this brings you to the North Campus, follow the directions to find car park 14 and the School of Education building)
The workshop is facilitated by an expert trainer. It will focus on using Numicon & other maths manipulatives in mainstream, resource and special class settings. This approach is appropriate for numeracy support in primary, secondary and further education settings.
The training is suitable for teachers, SNAs and parents.
Numicon is a multi-sensory teaching resource designed to help children visualise numbers. From this visual picture they can see how we can add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers and the relationships between these.
When children are taught with Numicon, they hear and say associated mathematical language whilst the imagery simultaneously supports their mathematical understanding. The Numicon imagery is used to bridge the gap from the real word to the abstract world of number. Learners develop their own mental number imagery as they combine and compare the shapes in a series of practical activities.
Numicon’s visual, auditory and kinesthetic (practical) approach appeals to different learning styles.
Numicon gives a clear visual representation for number which is thought to support the visual style of learning that is usually a strength in children on the autism spectrum, Down syndrome and many other conditions. However, all children can use & benefit from the Numicon system. It is not a programme solely for children with special educational needs.
This course is facilitated by a highly experienced educator who has more than 30 years experience teaching and supporting teachers and support staff working with children in a mainstream and special schools.
*Limited availability, advance booking essential
If you wish to overnight, there is reasonably priced accommodation available in Maynooth University. See the following link for information: https://www.maynoothcampus.com/