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Numicon Biscuits Recipe

Numicon biscuits

If you are looking for a fun way to teach kids math you can’t get better than anything with food. Counting with sweets and making pizza fractions. They all make math that bit tastier! We have been using Numicon with my girls and at school. It is a really good resource for building an understanding of the number system and you can use it to solve lots of different maths problems. 

Numicon Biscuits Recipe
Numicon Biscuits dough ready to be made into delicious biscuits

Ingredients to Make Numicon Biscuits

  • 170g unsalted butter
  • 150 g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 281 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • icing sugar
  • food colouring
  • chocolate drops to decorate
Numicon Biscuits rolling out the dough
Rolling out the dough

Form the ingredients into a dough. Leave to chill in the fridge. We left these overnight to make the next day at school and they worked brilliantly.

Numicon Biscuits cutting
Making the Numicon Biscuits

How To Make The Numicon Biscuits

Roll out the dough. Place the Numicon pieces into the middle of the dough and cut out. You could use a cutter to cut the holes out of the middle if you don’t want to use chocolate drops. Bake until golden.

Numicon Biscuits laid out on aluminium foil
Numicon Biscuits laid out on aluminium foil
Numicon Biscuits materials needed

While the biscuits are cooling make the icing. Make a large batch of icing and colour it in seperate bowls.

A rainbow of colors to make Numicon biscuits coverings
A rainbow of colors to make Numicon biscuits coverings

Ice the biscuits, matching the colours to the Numicon. I think these look a bit like a game of Tetris.

A rainbow of colors to make iced
Numicon biscuits with a rainbow of icing colors

Add the chocolate drops to the top of the Numicon biscuits. This is another chance to count the number each represents.

A rainbow of colors adding the buttons on top
Adding the buttons on top

Then the best bit – eat your biscuits. The girls decided they all had to eat a pair of biscuits which made ten. This was a good way to practice number bonds.

The finished biscuits, delicious!

The finished biscuits looked pretty good. I have to admit, we made them the next day at school and while just as tasty, they didn’t look quite as good. Still it was a fun learning experience.

Numicon biscuits
Numicon biscuits

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