Teaching Problem Solving and Calculation Using Bar Modelling and Cuisenaire Rods 

Incredible (and simple) Tools for Improving Standards in Maths: 


  • Simple and highly effective tools for mathematical thinking from the EYFS to Year 6 and beyond.
  • Essential for the ‘Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract’ to teach calculation, fractions and algebra 
  • Develop children’s mathematical talk, reasoning and connections through the ‘Pictorial’ aspect of ‘Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract’ (Bruner/Singapore)
  • Use the bar model to significantly improve children’s understanding of fractions (and how fractions relate to multiplication and division)

Who is suitable for?

Class teachers and teaching assistants in the Key Stage 1, senior leaders leading change in mathematics across the school

Organisational Options:

Training as a whole school  – Full and/or half days

  • Prices start at £325 (+VAT) for half a day (three hours) for a single school or setting
  • Training also delivered within Europe and worldwide
  • Basic expenses additional

Local Cluster

Train as a local group and claim 2 FREE PLACES as a host school 

  • Costs start at only £45 +VAT (per delegate per session) 
  • No additional expenses
  • Karen Wilding Education handles all invoicing on your behalf

Simply contact Karen to discuss availability and find a date that suits you

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    Thank you so much Karen. I enjoyed the training this morning tremendously and tried out the ideas straight after lunch with my class leading to 20 mins of enthusiastic discussion! Brilliant!

    The children said they really enjoyed it and wanted to do more so I am definitely going to be changing my teaching!’

  • Thank you for showing us HOW to change. So many courses just tell us what isn't working but not how to go about addressing this. Your approaches make so much sense! Thank you.

  • Just to say thank you again for 3 really brilliant talks at SGIS. We're a small school near Basel and we’d be interested in anything you’re doing nearby (Zurich way) so please let us know!