We are pleased to announce that on Thursday 16 February we will be hosting a Bar Modelling conference at the Lowry, Manchester with keynote speaker Char Forsten who has authored world-wide best selling books such as Math Talk, Step-by-Step Model Drawing: Solving Word Problems the Singapore Way, and Differentiated Instruction: Different Strategies for Different Learners. Full details and online booking will be open shortly - this will be an unmissable event, so why not save the date in your diary?
Schedule for the day:-
8.30am: Delegate registration and exhibition
9am: Welcome from Paul Rowlandson
9.15am Keynote: Char Forsten
MORNING SESSONS: - Please note the time of each session
10am – 12 noon session:
Main stage: Char Forsten (Please be aware this session lasts 2 hours and runs until lunch time, if you have chosen this session please do not choose another morning session from the boxes below, please now choose from the afternoon sessions.)
10am – 11.00am session;
Session 1A: - Bar Modelling in Key Stage – Using bar modelling to teach topics from key stage 1 curriculum
Session 1B:- Teaching through problem solving – Introducing a new topic by taking a problem solving approach
Session 1C:- Japanese lesson study – How can this this model for continuous professional development support bar modelling in your school
11.00am – 11.15am – Break
11.15am – 12.15pm session
Session 2A: - Bar Modelling in Key Stage – Using bar modelling to teach topics from key stage 2 curriculum
Session 2B:- Other diagrams are available - How accompanying bar models with other diagrams can help students gain deeper insights into mathematics.
Session 2C:- Secondary Panel Discussion – Implementing bar modelling in secondary schools: introducing it to staff, introducing it to students, embedding it over time.
12.15pm - 1.00pm – Lunch
AFTERNOON SESSONS: - Please note the time of each session
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Main stage: Char Forsten (Please be aware this session lasts 2 hours and runs until the end of the day, if you have chosen this session please do not select another session form the boxes below.
1.00pm – 2.00pm session
Session 3A: - Bar Modelling in Key Stage – Using bar modelling to teach topics from key stage 3 curriculum
Session 3B:- Technology and Bar Modelling –Using digital resources to engage students with bar modelling.
Session 3C:- Embedding in your curriculum - Advice on incorporating bar modelling into you schemes of learning and calculation policies.
2.00pm – 3.00pm session
Session 4A: - Number story problems – How bar modelling can help students make sense of worded questions and decide which calculations to use.
Session 4B:- Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract - How to use a range of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations to teach for understanding, and how to make links between different representations.
Session 4C:- Primary Panel discussion - Implementing bar modelling in primary schools: introducing it to staff, introducing it to students, embedding it over time.
3.00pm – 3.45pm – Closing inspirational keynote
3.45pm – Optional break: coffee and networking with all workshop speakers