The bar model is an incredibly useful tool that we encourage the children to use throughout the school when solving problems. Here you can see how it is introduced lower down in the school and can be used to help the children visualise counting on. As always this pictorial method would have been introduced after the children have explored using concrete resources to count on.
What are 'Chips 'n' Beans?'
In this video Rosie introduces us to 'Chips 'n' Beans.' The children have used the concrete resources often and are now confident enough to make pictorial representations of 'Chips 'n' Beans.'
Adding with 'Chips 'n' Beans'
Imogen demonstrates using pictorial representations of 'Chips 'n' Beans' to help her add.
Adding with a blank numberline
The children progress onto using a blank number line to help them when adding.
And finally, once the children have explored using concrete manipulatives (e.g. counters) to add in a column they progress onto this method.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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