St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

Bar Modelling


Bar modelling is an essential Maths mastery strategy. It is a method of modelling a question in order for children to access it more easily. Bar modelling allows pupils to draw and visualise mathematical concepts to solve problems.

At a glance:


  • A versatile Maths model strategy that can be used across a wide range of concepts and topics


  • Gives pupils a powerful and adaptable strategy for solving increasingly difficult problems


  • Allows pupils to understand on a conceptual level what occurs when using complex formulas


  • Draws on the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach