# Singapore Math Bar Model Drawings

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Singapore Math Bar Model Drawings

Why do Bar Model Drawings?
Students learn the process of how to solve word problems independently The step-by-step process allows students to dissect information Students can organize their thoughts

Teacher 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! Whole Part Part

Teacher 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.

Student & Parent Thoughts on Bar Model Drawing
Students I 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. Parents It helps my child attack word problems in a way that they could not before.

Let’s learn the steps! 

Bar Model Drawing Steps
Read the entire story Underline the question Write answer sentence (mmm statement) Who is the story about? What is the story about? Draw starting line and unit bar/bars Read 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 solve 8. Write the answer in the blank

Jasmine has 11 books. Drew has 17 books
Jasmine has 11 books. Drew has 17 books. How many books do they have together?

Dan 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?

There 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?

Scott bought 29 bananas. He ate 6 bananas
Scott bought 29 bananas. He ate 6 bananas. How many bananas does Scott have now?

Hannah 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?

Kristen 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?

On 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?

Questions? Robert Brawley– rbrawley@iss.k12.nc.us
Cierra Ferguson–