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Problem-solving ideas using bar models

Mathematics Mastery lessons have a flexible structure but we always recommend kick-starting the lesson with a “Do Now” task. These short starter activities enable all students to engage with mathematical content as soon as they enter the class. It’s also a good opportunity to develop problem-solving skills and mathematical fluency.

  • Fun activities accessible for every student without teacher intervention
  • Bar modelling encourages students to represent ideas in different ways
  • Supports students to develop and deepen conceptual understanding

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