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Block 6e - Maths - Bar Modelling - The Comparison Model


There are a number of modules to work through in order:

  • What is a Comparison Bar Model?
  • Subtraction Part 1
  • Subtraction Part 2
  • Total Problem
  • Fraction Problem
  • Multiplication Problem
  • Pre-algebra Problem
  • Three-Way Problem
  • Complex Problem
  • Goal Free Problem

You should allow about 15 minutes per module. There is a video to watch which asks you to pause at various times to consider/try a question before continuing. There is also a very good accompanying workbook (below) which can be printed out at home or collected from the school office (or posted to you if you are not in) to use alongside this (this is not compulsory but recommended). You can stop, pause and return between modules. You mark each module complete online as you progress.


On completion of this block you will be better able to support and teach the above aspects of Number and Calculation to children of all ages and abilities; making effective use of Comparison bar modelling.


To access this block you will need to receive a unique invite. These will be emailed out shortly but please email Richard: with the subject line 'Maths' if you are ready to begin this block but haven't yet received your personalised invite. The invite will contain full instructions to access the training that can be found here.

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