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M4TH 1N F0¢U$!
Posted on 10/21/2019
Math-- Steve Smith, Math Interventionist

We want to help families share math thinking—and math fun—together, so each week we offer a note about our Math in Focus (MIF) curriculum. Then you can have common ground between your kids’ ‘New Math’ and the ’old New Math’ you once learned….

Bar Model

Our Math in Focus curriculum, which we’ve been using for more than five years, is based on what’s called a “Singapore Math” model, which has been emulated worldwide after Singapore students’ notable success on international math measures. If focuses on the concrete=>pictorial=>abstract learning sequence and uses of the Bar Model for problem solving.

I have shared videos about using bar modeling for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. This week I will be sharing a video about division using bar modeling. I believe it is a very good explanation for parents who can then use the information to help their students solve story problems. Here is the YouTube video https://youtu.be/qOlAZ8O4DTU. Enjoy!!

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