Course code Price Keystage(s) Presented by
  • £85 (LCC Fee)
  • £85 (Ext Fee)
KS1; KS2
  • Lynsey Norris (Senior Teaching and Learning Consultant)
Suitable for: Subject Leaders, Teachers, NQTs

Course Objectives

• To develop a knowledge of bar modelling and how it can be applied to different concepts within mathematics.
• To identify how bar modelling can be used to bridge the gap between concrete mathematical experiences and abstract representations.
• To consider how children’s understanding and interpretation of problem solving can be improved through the use of scaffolded modelling strategies.

Use of the bar model to support children with understanding mathematical concepts is a strategy that is extensively used in Singapore, a country that frequently tops the international rankings for mathematics. This course will focus on how the bar model approach can be developed through school by progressing through concrete, pictorial and abstract phases. It will identify how teachers can use it effectively to provide children with access to the underlying mathematics of a problem, therefore becoming much more successful problem solvers.

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Lancashire Professional Development Service
The Centre for Learning Excellence
Woodlands Conference Centre
Southport Road

Tel: 01257 516100