This full day CPD event will look at bar modelling and how it can facilitate learning in the classroom.
An advantage of using bar modelling is that the visual aspect gives an entry point into learning a topic which may be difficult to grasp through the learning of algorithms. When learning a new topic pupils need to be given every possibility to make meaning of the mathematical structure and to be given every opportunity to explore the ideas. They need to make connections to efficient symbolic and abstract approaches using explicit and precise mathematical language.
During this CPD we will be looking at the many applications of bar modelling and how it can be used in your classroom to increase pupils' understanding and attainment.
Bar models are a pictorial representation of problems or concepts. They can be used for: