NW Online PD Pick 'n' Mix Network

Bar Modelling at GCSE


The NW Online PD Pick 'n' Mix Network is a series of themed sessions to support Maths Teachers. It will be ideal for any teachers including those who have recently started teaching, or just someone who wants some new teaching ideas. 

  • the Pick 'n' Mix design allows teachers to dip into as many or as few sessions as they like
  • there will be a strong emphasis throughout the sessions on pedagogy, problem-solving and technology


In this session we will look at how bar models and other pictorial representations can be used effectively at GCSE, especially for borderline grade 4-5 learners.

We will look at examples which can help to cement their understanding of topics and concepts such as ratio problems, adding fractions, solving equations, and factorising quadratics.

Materials and Equipment

This session will be held on Zoom. A registration link will be sent nearer the time - please do not share this link with anyone else.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


North West


Thu 2nd Feb 2023

Course times:

15:45 - 17:15


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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Adrian Hall
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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