Singapore Math is an English term that designates the approach used by the national math curriculum of the country of Singapore. During the 1980s, the government of Singapore developed its own curriculum that was based on three core areas: bar models for word problems, fewer concepts but greater depth, challenging advanced learners. Its intuitive bar model is based on a process that takes the learner from the concrete, to pictorial, to abstract representation of math problems. This new, national curriculum helped catapult Singapore to the heights of international math exams. At Lionheart Tutoring, we use the bar model and its applications to fractions in order to help students who struggle processing word problems. The bar model provides a visual tool that can be applied to all elementary word problems and even more advanced problems (such as those found on the SAT). Students learn how numbers in problems have relationships that can be easily represented to reveal their components. Equipped with this go-to model, students feel confident in approaching even the most challenging word problems.