id: 06643711
dt: a
an: 2016f.00971
au: Spencer, Ruth; Fielding, Helen
ti: Using the Singapore bar model to support the interpretation and
understanding of word problems in key stage 2.
so: Adams, G. (ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into
Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). Vol. 35, No. 3. Proceedings of the day
conference, University of Reading, UK, November 7, 2015. London:
British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). 114-119
(2016).
py: 2016
pu: London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
la: EN
cc: F92 D52 F32 F42
ut: primary education; junior school; educational research; word problems; bar
modelling; problem solving; learning problems; visualisation;
fractions; money; division; gender differences
ci:
li: http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip35-3/BSRLM-IP-35-3-20.pdf
ab: Summary: The research project was conducted in a large junior school where
children, normally confident with calculation, experience difficulties
with the interpretation of word problems. The Singapore Bar model was
chosen to provide a clear visual representation in order to support all
children identifying the underlying structure of word problems, and
would hopefully narrow the gap between the genders. The areas in which
it was most commonly used were problems involving fractions, 2-step
money problems and division. It was found that children valued the
model more in areas of mathematics that were difficult and new to them,
and where they felt less confident.
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