MemberJuly 9, 2020 at 10:50 pm
I am fairly new to bar models and had not seen them in use until our school used an online program called Think Through Math for one year. I have adopted them for the past two years and feel like they really help students organize the information. The same information could also be presented on a balance with cups for the unknown and either counting chips or algebra tiles as a concrete model. My students move quickly from the concrete to creating and solving the algebraic equations.