Using the Bar Model to Support Problem Solving

Provider: Oxford Brookes University - Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development
£75.00 (no VAT on this item)
£67.50 (no VAT on this item) Oxford Brookes Partnership Schools

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Description This session will provide you with understanding of the underlying concepts supporting the Bar Model, including examples of practical application and within other curriculum areas
Duration 1 x 3 hour session
Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS1, KS2, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Why attend?

Having trouble supporting children to achieve the aims of problem solving and reasoning within the National Curriculum?

‘When solving word problems, it is often not the calculation that children can’t do – rather they are not sure which calculation they need to do.’ (NCETM, 2013)

The Bar Model, based on the increasingly popular Singapore Maths Strategy, can be a valuable representation which helps pupils to know what they know, know what they want to know and know which strategy to use.


You and your pupils will feel more confident tackling a range of mathematical problems and investigations from calculation to ratio and proportion. The session will provide you with understanding of the underlying concepts supporting the Bar Model, including examples of practical application within your classroom.

Ideal for: KS1 and KS2 teachers, Maths Subject Leaders


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Course length: 1 x 3 hour sessions:

Wed 13 Jan 2016

Venue: Harcourt Hill Campus
Time: 1300-1600

Course Leader: Pauline Tyson, Senior Lecturer in Primary Mathematics with ICT @PaulineMTyson

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