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      Inspire Maths: Bar Modelling Day (Essex) in Brentwood

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      November 14, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM

      Warley Street , Great Warley
      Brentwood, Essex

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      Inspire Maths: Bar Modelling Day (Essex)

      Inspire Maths Professional Development Bar Modelling Day  at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Using model drawing as a valuable resource to strengthen and deepen pupils’ understanding of mathematics, focusing on fluency and mastery. Session Aims To understand the use of bar modelling as a key heuristic for problem solving; To become familiar with the CPA approach and the 4 key bar models;  To understand how bar modelling can be integral to the teaching and learning of mathematics from Year 1 to Year 6 and beyond; To enjoy using this powerful method to problem solve in Key Stages 1 and 2. Session Outline Join us to explore one of the heuristics used in the Singapore approach to teaching and learning mathematics. We will investigate the progression of bar modelling from Year 1 through to Year 6, enjoying some tricky questions from Inspire Maths on the way.In this workshop we will explore how the bar modelling method is used to develop pupils’ understanding of mathematical concepts. We will consider the bar modelling method as a valuable problem solving tool and how model drawing provides an important transition from the concrete to abstract concepts in Key Stages 1 and 2. We will also have the opportunity to look at how bar modelling can be used to solve algebraic expressions. This is an interactive workshop where you will be doing the maths, which will be inspiring, enjoyable, stimulating and thought provoking. Who should attend? New members of staff as an introduction; existing staff as a refresher; and Maths Leaders considering how the Singapore approach can support teaching to mastery. Travel and Parking Please note there is no parking available at this venue.  Cancellation Policy Cancellation can be made up to four weeks before the event by contacting us directly at For enquiries, email For more  information about Inspire Maths, please visit Privacy Policy Our Privacy Policy sets out how Oxford University Press handles your personal information, and your rights to object to your personal information being used for marketing to you or being processed as part of our business activities.

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