Bar Modeling/ Model Drawing
The most famous and developed strategy tool taught in Singapore is “model drawing”, sometimes called “bar modeling” in the U.S.  Beginning in 2nd grade, student are taught to use rectangular shapes to model a word problem.

These models:

  • Help students visualize abstract math relationships through pictorial representations.
  • Use rectangular blocks because they are easily divided.
  • Can be used before students know algebraic solutions, and can be used to model algebraic relationships.

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