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We have produced this resource to support children learning how to use bar modelling for the first time: this is lesson two. The notebook presentation - which is also attached as a PDF - guides children through many small steps in order to be able to manipulate bar models, part/part/whole models and fact families using number bonds to 10. Guided activities are provided, to allow for modelling and learning activities.
Throughout the presentation, key words are explored e.g. total, number sentences, fact family, total and part. By the end of the sequence of learning children will be able to use this vocabulary fluently.
A worksheet is provided that allows for further practise of the concepts introduced. There are no differentiated activities during this activity, as we feel that all children should spend time consolidating 'using bar models' so that the concept can be deeply embedded.
We have used this lesson in many school and the outcomes have been great. However, we understand that each school is different; if you find things didn't work particularly well or if you loved the lesson - we would be grateful if you could leave feedback. Or, even better, tweet us some pictures of your children doing the activities @mathsteryed