Inspire Maths Professional Development
Bar Modelling in KS1 and KS2 : Developing the use of Bar Modelling
Thursday 9th November 2017
The Marriott Hotel, MetroCentre, Gateshead
Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance are again working with leading UK Singapore Maths experts to offer Developing the use of Bar Modelling in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Join us to explore one of the heuristics used in the Singapore approach to teaching and learning mathematics. We will investigate the progression of bar modelling from Year 1 through to Year 6, enjoying some tricky questions from Inspire Maths on the way.
In this workshop we will explore how the bar modelling method is used to develop pupils’ understanding of mathematical concepts. We will consider the bar modelling method as a valuable problem solving tool and how model drawing provides an important transition from the concrete to abstract concepts in key stages 1 and 2.
We will also have the opportunity to look at how bar modelling can be used to solve algebraic expressions. This is an interactive workshop where you will be doing the Maths, which will be inspiring, enjoyable, stimulating and thought provoking.
• To understand the use of bar modelling as a key heuristic for problem solving
• To become familiar with the CPA approach and the 4 key bar models
• To understand how bar modelling can be integral to the teaching and learning of mathematics from
Year 1 to Year 6 and beyond
• To enjoy using this powerful method to problem solve in KS1 and KS2
Marriott Hotel, MetroCentre