I have a few children who don't know their number bonds to This is such a crucial skill for more advanced mathematical strategies - think I will be using this idea!

At NL we hid the foil wrapped numicon in the sand pit. Children used metal detectors to 'treasure hunt' for the numicon. Also foil wrapped matching numeral cards.

2 powerpoints to support counting and recognising numbers using numicon. The first powerpoint just shows the numicon pieces and the second powerpoint has the numicon pieces with matching numbers.