Try to answer the next question before watching the video: In a basketball game Marc, Jackson and Cole scored 106 points altogether. Marc scored 15 more points than Jackson. Jackson scored 7 fewer than Cole. How many points did Cole score?
You can use the Singapore bar method to easily solve this problem:
The Singapore method is a step-by-step approach. It doesn’t start with symbols but with concrete objects.
Watch the slide show of the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/24925787 and the next video about the bar model:
The Singapore method of teaching can make mathematics more engaging and interesting.
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