Bar Models and multiplication.
Wednesday 11th March | 4 comments
Earlier in the year we learned how using Bar Models helped us to understand addition and subtraction problems. We have started to look at how they can also be used to show what is happening in multiplication problems. ( We will move on to looking at division.)
Bar Models have been introduced as part of the New Maths Curriculum, they don’t solve the problem, but they give children a method of drawing a problem which helps them to see what they are working out. As word problems become trickier, learning this skill becomes more and more important.
I shall be posting a page with fuller details about Bar Models at the weekend, but in the meantime below is a link to a resource we have been using in class.