This week’s #MondayMaths is the perfect opportunity for you and your class to practice bar modelling!
We’re dealing with some high-value information about lots of heavy and shiny materials… (yes you guessed it), the masses of bronze, silver, gold and platinum bars – and we’re asking you to work out the mass of the silver bar. Up for the challenge?
This problem is a great opportunity for Year 7 students to use bar modelling to represent the information in a more tangible way. This term learners will become confident in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals. Applying this knowledge to this puzzle works well as a depth task or an investigation.
Students in Key Stage 4 and beyond could be challenged to solve the problem algebraically, building on skills they develop in the second term of Year 8.
Being able to express a word problem in mathematical and algebraic language as well as equations will continue to be a key skill throughout our mastery curriculum.
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