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Today in our virtual lesson we will be learning about bar models.


Bar Model

Bar models are where pictures of bars are used to represent calculations and word problems. We will learn how a number is a whole, and that numbers can be broken into parts to represent it. Today we will be working to 20. 

Our whole will be 20 and we will be looking at two parts that can make 20.



Parents - Sometimes calculations and word problems are difficult for a child to visualise in their head. Bar models help them to see the maths more clearly.

Once your child becomes confident in using bar models, you can encourage the use of them to help their learning in many different areas of maths.