Primary Schools

Numicon maths is a Foundation to Year 6 whole class program based on a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach. It encourages children to explore maths using structured imagery and hands-on materials in order to understand and explain mathematical concepts. 

Teacher Handbooks

The Number, Pattern and Calculating and Geometry, Measurement and Statistics Teaching Resource Handbooks contains step-by-step activities that emphasise problem-solving through real-life contexts for the whole class, groups, pairs and individuals. The accompanying Implementation Guide offers guidance on how to use Numicon effectively in your classroom. Created to help save you time, these teaching handbooks include planning suggestions, activities and assessment opportunities.


The step-by-step, hands-on activities support students to develop fluency by using a visual, practical approach to build conceptual understanding and fluent recall.

As a general rule, teachers will use two teaching handbooks across a year level, e.g. Teaching Handbooks 2 and 3 for a year 2 class. The Numicon resources are aligned with the Australian Curriculum.


Numicon Apparatus

 Accompanying the Teaching Handbooks is a range of hands-on student resources used across all of the primary years. These range from the Numicon shapes from 1 to 10 to a range of number lines and Cuisenaire rods. Search the product catalogue to explore the resources.


Numicon student books

There are a range of student books for both consolidation work and assessment. These include the Explorer Progress Books, Pupil Books and Explore More Copymasters. Search the store categories or catalogue to explore the resources.

Professional Development

View our range of professional development sessions tailored to suit the needs of your school and staff and support you in implementing the Numicon approach.