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IN17-EE1-04 'Raising the Bar?' Bar modelling to develop children's conceptu...

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Irchester Community Primary School

2 School Lane

Irchester

NN29 7AZ

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This opportunity is open to a maximum of nine schools with two participants from each school, ideally the subject leader and another teacher.

In 2013, the NCETM reported: ‘When solving word problems, it is often not the calculation that children can’t do – rather they are not sure which calculation they need to do.’

By joining this work group, participants will develop:

- Understanding about the potential of the bar model representation as a strategy to help children strengthen their ability to visualise, build conceptual understanding and solve problems.

- Knowledge of progression in use of the bar model and the skill of using secure pedagogies, for example, use of practical equipment.

- Understanding of strategies for more widely developing use of the bar model across a school.


Content related to the work group has been updated during the summer of 2017. As a result of completing a ‘hands-on’ gap task, which will involve trialing use of the bar model alongside children, participants will become prepared to develop an ‘introduction to use of the bar model’ resource. This document will be collated and support the further rolling out of bar modelling as a teaching tool across schools.

Participants will…

  • Attend two half-day work group meetings.

  • Complete a gap task between the sessions.

  • Session 1 will be on Wednesday 28th February, 2018 between 9.30am and 12.00pm

  • Session 2 will be on Wednesday 28th March, 2018 between 9.30am and 12.00pm

Venue: Irchester Community Primary School, School Lane, Wellingborough, NN29 7AZ

Enigma Maths Hub will…

  • Fund the course.
  • Provide a starter pack of Cuisenaire for each participant to use back at school.
  • Disseminate collaborative resources.
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