WEST WALES (Botanic Gardens) Singapore Maths - Bar Modelling


Target GroupKS2 teachers and TAs


07 June 2018
Price: £ 216.00
Venue: Botanic Gardens, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN
Time: 9 am for 9:30 start
Cost of course £180 plus VAT

Learners very often can complete calculations successfully but struggle when the same concepts are presented in the form of a word problem.
Bar modelling is an effective tool to help learners extract information from word problems, translate this information into a diagram and make sense of the mathematics.
This approach provides the bridge between concrete resources and abstract representations. It is the pictorial in the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach.
This course will:

  •  Explain the thinking behind bar modelling and how it enables children to become successful problem solvers
  •  Look at the progression in using bar models from Y2 to Y6.
  •  Explain the different types of bar models and how to use them.
  •  Be a practical day where participants will have hands-on experience of using bar modelling to solve problems, so that they go away confident to use this technique with their classes.
  •  Show how using model drawing can support, strengthen and deepen pupils’ understanding of maths.

Course Provider: Lynwen Barnsley

Lynwen currently works as an independent numeracy consultant. An experienced practitioner she has taught across all primary age groups. She has been a deputy head and, most recently, a mathematics adviser where she gained extensive experience of providing training and support for teachers in mathematics and numeracy. She was part of the advisory group that originally developed the Literacy and Numeracy Framework. Lynwen is a consultant and trainer for Numicon and Inspire Maths and has many years experience delivering training in CAME and Let’s Think.

Lynwen firmly believes that effective teaching places the learner at the centre and that in order to learn effectively children need to be active and to talk about their learning and thinking. She has developed approaches in mathematics that promote conceptual understanding and learner independence rather than an over-emphasis on the learning of procedures and techniques. In numeracy she has developed meaningful ways for learners to use their skills across the curriculum.