Bar modelling leads students down the path towards mathematical fluency and number sense. Maths models using concrete or pictorial rectangles allow pupils to understand complex formulas on an intuitive, conceptual level. Instead of simply following the steps of any given formula, students will possess a strong understanding of what is actually happening when applying or working with formulas. Using this model alongside rich, mathematical dialogue allows pupils to explore concepts and start to spot links and make connections.
We would like to invite you to attend a two date programme exploring bar modelling, at the George Washington Hotel, Stone Cellar Road, Washington, NE37 1PH.
The event, provided at no cost, is open to primary teachers from Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland.
Day One – 28th March, 3.45pm – 5.15pm
Early stages of bar modelling (Additive and comparative models)
Day Two – 25th April, 3.45pm – 5.15pm
Using the bar model to visualise problems including fractions, ratio and algebra (multiplicative and division models)
To book your place click HERE
Refreshments will be available on arrival at 3.45pm, with a prompt 4pm start.
Please note: Participants must be available to attend both dates. Failure to attend will result in a charge of £25 per person.