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The current Coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect on most aspects of our lives. We understand that schools in affected areas may close – resulting in students studying from home. Matholia is a comprehensive Singapore mathematics portal (K-6) that allows teachers to remotely assign tasks and monitor student progress as they work from home. We would like to offer affected schools free access to Matholia during this time. For those in the UK, Europe and the United States we are pleased to offer this until the end of the school year.

Any interested teachers or school administrators may email support for further information. Parents, we encourage you to share this information with your teachers and school administrators.

Our thoughts and wishes are with all those affected by the Coronavirus.
Stay Safe!

Daniel Cole
Director and Founder
Blue Ring Education

The much-requested mental mathematics practice modules – Speed Skills are now available under the practice tab for grades 1 to 3. These are timed practice modules that reward students for speed and accuracy when answering mental math problems.

In the last post, we looked at the use of part-whole bar models for multiplication word problems. Here's a similar application of the part-whole bar model method – this time for a division word problem. As with previous bar modelling videos, this video was produced using Matholia's 'Bar Model Maker' – just one of more than 50 primary maths tools available on the Matholia portal.  Email us now to start a free 3-month school trial now.

The use of bar models was first implemented into the Singapore maths syllabus approximately 30 years ago as a problem solving tool to assist pupils in visualising word problems. The pedagogy of bar modelling is now an integral part of the teaching and learning of primary mathematics in Singapore.

In this video, we look at how a part-whole bar model can be used to represent a multiplication word problem.