A day devoted to the wonders of bar modelling, delivered by the White Rose Maths Hub
What is bar modelling?
Bar modelling is a diagram; the purpose of which is to represent a mathematical problem, especially one which might be quite difficult to solve without visualising it first. It is an incredibly flexible approach which pupils across the school can use to visually represent all mathematical problems involving fractions, missing numbers, time, ratio, money and place value.
- Drawing a bar model can be a great way to support pupils who struggle to ‘talk’ about maths as it gives them a visual on which to base their explanations.
- Bar models are designed to bring together all the relevant information from a problem, to contextualise any facts presented in a question.
- There are several permutations of the bar model, but all follow the same basic principles, which will be covered in the training.
Bar modelling is, quite rightly, taking the world by storm. Though every school is different, bar modelling can be applied in almost any context. Its impact is greatest in those schools that have really managed to immerse teachers and pupils in the bar modelling approach.
Date: Friday 26th October 2018.
Venue: Cramlington Beaconhill Primary School. Langdale Drive, Cramlington. NE23 8EH
Cost: £100 per delgate, includes lunch.
Bookings: directly with the school: email@example.com
Emails for further information to: firstname.lastname@example.org