Great Bar Diagramming Resources

Posted on November 1, 2011. Filed under: Common Core, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Problem Solving | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |


Here is a site with great bar diagramming resources.  Go over bar diagramming with the whole class but be sure to pull small guided math groups to teach the different types of word problems and bar diagrams in detail.  I like the power points and the big templates.  I also like the bar diagramming chart by Randall Charles.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More about Bar Diagramming: Great Strategies to Teach In Guided Math Groups

Posted on March 19, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Common Math Errors, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Guided Math Introduction, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , |


Here are 5 good resources that teach you how to use bar diagramming to work out word problems. Pull your students in guided math groups and begin to teach them how to diagram out problems.  Give each group problems that are appropriate for their learning level.  They do this in Singapore, which has some of the highest math scores in the world.  Bar diagramming gets students to focus on the relationships in the problem instead of just heading straight for an operation.

Resource 1

Resource 2

Resource 3

Resource 4

Resource 5 (good pdf on division in general and the first part discusses bar diagramming in particular)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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