Monday, 20 March 2017
On the TES Blog: Why Every Primary Should Be Using Bar Modelling – And Six Steps To Make It A Success
Bar modelling, for the uninitiated, is not a method of calculation. Instead, it is a way of representing problems pictorially: from simple addition, through to finding percentages of amounts, all the way to complex multi-step problems involving ratio and proportion. Bar models can be used to pictorially represent arithmetic problems, as well as reasoning problems written with a context.
For a worked example of bar modelling and 6 steps to ensure introducing bar modelling is successful, read on at the TES blog: