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Bar Modelling in Mathematics

Children often struggle to understand mathematical ideas if they move towards the “abstract” too quickly, and one of the most helpful pictorial approaches is the bar model. Watch this short course for a full explanation of how bar models work, and how they can help your children towards maths mastery.

  • Why is bar modelling such a powerful tool in primary mathematics?
  • How can bar models be used for all four number operations and more?
  • What does a progression in bar modelling look like?
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

One of the stages in TT Education’s Path to Success model is the idea of connectivity - the patterns and links that drive children towards more profound understanding, and better retention. Using the versatile and easily understood bar model approach, children can better see these patterns and links, and drive their maths attainment in the process. This training will:

  • Explain the rationale and evidence-base for bar modelling
  • Look at the various types of bar model, and their uses
  • Explore their role in developing number sense through number operations, word problems and more complex areas like ratio and algebra


This course is appropriate for primary and special schools.

  • Class teachers (all years)
  • Maths coordinators and curriculum leads
  • Senior leaders

If there are no livestream dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at and we will work with you to find a suitable date.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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