The pilot currently runs in four settings – Brighton Friends’ Centre, Prince’s Trust Hackney and Prince’s Trust Kennington, Leeds City College, and HMP Everthorpe. In each place, tutors are trialling the use of resources such as Numicon, Cuisenaire and Base 10 with adults of varying ages and with skills ranging from pre-entry to Entry 3.
“Taking part in this pilot has helped to reinforce the importance of getting my learners to grasp the concept of number. It’s been great trying out the resources (Numicon, Cuisenaire etc.) with adults and getting positive feedback. There is a real lack of concrete apparatus aimed at adults and I think these resources and suggested activities will be really helpful.
William O’Connor, Pilot Partner, literacy and numeracy tutor, London.
“When I can’t visualise it (maths) I feel like I’m hitting a brick wall. With Numicon I’ve found learning maths more relaxing and my head doesn’t ache afterwards. I feel more confident”.
Adult maths learner and Firm Foundations for All pilot participant.