2Why do Bar Model Drawings? Students learn the process of how to solve word problems independentlyThe step-by-step process allows students to dissect informationStudents can organize their thoughts
3Teacher Thoughts on Step-by-Step Model Drawing Rewriting the questions as statements helps students understand what they are solving.Students don’t focus on getting the answer– the process is first, then getting the answer.The Part-Part-Whole relationship is invaluable!WholePartPart
4Teacher Thoughts on Step-by-Step Model Drawing It forces students to think instead of “spitting back” an answer.The perseverance skills taught with model drawing are what students need on the EOG to successfully answer word problems.
5Student & Parent Thoughts on Bar Model Drawing StudentsI like drawing a bar model because it helps me understand what I’m doing.I like drawing a bar model because I can write an Answer Sentence.ParentsIt helps my child attack word problems in a way that they could not before.
7Bar Model Drawing Steps Read the entire storyUnderline the questionWrite answer sentence (mmm statement)Who is the story about? What is the story about?Draw starting line and unit bar/barsRead each sentence 1 at a time…Add information to drawing and check off sentence…Think about where to put the question mark (Part or Whole?)7. Write the equation and solve8. Write the answer in the blank
8Jasmine has 11 books. Drew has 17 books Jasmine has 11 books. Drew has 17 books. How many books do they have together?
9Dan has 19 pencils. He gives 7 pencils to Jim Dan has 19 pencils. He gives 7 pencils to Jim. How many pencils does Dan have left?
10There are 14 oranges in a basket. Mr There are 14 oranges in a basket. Mr. Goldberg puts 5 more oranges into the basket. How many oranges are there now?
11Scott bought 29 bananas. He ate 6 bananas Scott bought 29 bananas. He ate 6 bananas. How many bananas does Scott have now?
12Hannah has 8 pieces of candy. Her mother gives her 4 more pieces Hannah has 8 pieces of candy. Her mother gives her 4 more pieces. How many pieces of candy does Hannah have now?
13Kristen had 29 M&Ms. She gave 12 to her little sister Kristen had 29 M&Ms. She gave 12 to her little sister. How many M&Ms does Kristen have now?
14On your own!There are 10 girls in the classroom. There are 12 boys in the classroom. How many students are in the classroom in all? Kevin earned $ He spent $25.00 on a new football. How many dollars does he have left?
15Questions? Robert Brawley– firstname.lastname@example.org Cierra Ferguson–