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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?
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
1 hour
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this course

This on-demand short course costs just £99+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 30 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

Course overview:

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


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

About on-demand training

The school-wide licence for this short course costs just £99+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this on-demand training:

  • The course will be made available to every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days.
  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team can watch the training at a time that suits them - on-demand - and will be able to pause or rewind to review sections.

How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this short course, please click one of the 'Add To Basket' buttons below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

£99.00 + VAT