Primary Representations and Structures - Bar Modelling

Primary Representations and Structures – Using bar modelling to solve problems.

Have you ever wondered how to get pupils to become confident with those trickier problem solving questions? Bar Modelling is a key tool for teaching for Mastery. It accelerates learning by offering children and young people a visual method of learning and problem solving.

Aims of the course:

  • This course explores how to use Bar Modelling as a tool to make the transition from concrete to abstract methods.
  • You will gain an overview of Bar Modelling and how this powerful approach works.
  • There will be opportunity for delegates to build confidence and skills to create their own bar models.
  • It will give insight into how you can train students to use the Bar Modelling approach.
  • This method is a useful tool to teach a range of skills and develop problem solving, even if you are not currently using a teaching for mastery curriculum.
  • You will have insight into how Bar Modelling can stretch and challenge your more advanced ability students.


Tuesday 6th February 2018, 9:15am – 12:00pm.


Parkside Primary School, Western Road, Goole, DN14 6RQ

Please note – Places are limited. Please do not ring the school to book a place.
Parking available on the street only.

How to book

Please complete the booking form here.

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