How to use a Bar Model

At Sherwood, we believe that the Bar Model is a useful tool for helping children visualise and then solve maths problems. Even some of the most complex problems can be seen much easier when represented visually. 

We know that the bar model is not the ONLY way of visualising a problem and we also know that these problems can be solved in the other ways.

Please watch the videos and download the PowerPoint before looking at the worked examples.

The White Rose Maths Group use the month of November to introduce Bar Modelling.  As a school, we are going to be doing daily problems - why don't you check it out here.


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