## Upper Primary - experts in Heuristic Concepts

Mathematics is more than the study of numbers and patterns; it's goal is to develop one’s logical thinking and ability to solve complex problems. A primary reason why students do not improve in dealing with math problems is that they are not taught to develop problem-solving rules that help them to discover the best and most practical ways to solve the problem. These problem-solving rules are known as heuristics.

Without heuristics, students are only able to solve questions that are similar to those they have memorized before, but are not able to tackle new and novel ones. Some students try to compensate by using methods that they are familiar with to tackle questions that cannot be solved using those methods. For example, we have seen many students with the misconception that model drawing will help to solve every question as long as the models are drawn accurately. However useful a model drawing is, it must be used for the appropriate questions, in conjunction with the relevant heuristic concepts and thinking skills to obtain maximum effectiveness in solving math problems.

Our teachers are experts in teaching heuristic mathematidcs and are well-versed in different approaches to solving every type of math problem. Beyond a professional educator, we are also a dedicated partner to you and your child, and will help to seamlessly integrate our curriculum into the curriculum of your child's school so as to maximise the effectiveness of our teaching. The following video is an example how we integrate equations with model drawing to help our students master heuristic mathematics.

Without heuristics, students are only able to solve questions that are similar to those they have memorized before, but are not able to tackle new and novel ones. Some students try to compensate by using methods that they are familiar with to tackle questions that cannot be solved using those methods. For example, we have seen many students with the misconception that model drawing will help to solve every question as long as the models are drawn accurately. However useful a model drawing is, it must be used for the appropriate questions, in conjunction with the relevant heuristic concepts and thinking skills to obtain maximum effectiveness in solving math problems.

Our teachers are experts in teaching heuristic mathematidcs and are well-versed in different approaches to solving every type of math problem. Beyond a professional educator, we are also a dedicated partner to you and your child, and will help to seamlessly integrate our curriculum into the curriculum of your child's school so as to maximise the effectiveness of our teaching. The following video is an example how we integrate equations with model drawing to help our students master heuristic mathematics.

## Lower Primary - Mastering Model Drawing

In Polymath Learning Centre, our passionate educators go the extra mile to inspire visual and hands-on learners to math excellence.

## Drawing models Vs Equations (Video)

## Tailored learning - a revolution in math learning

The Singapore primary school mathematics curriculum is among the toughest and most vigorous in the world. The difficulty of the curriculum is pegged to a level so high that even a student who invests a significant amount of time into revising is not guaranteed an A in the PSLE.

We seek to change that. In Polymath Learning Centre, we have designed our own proprietary program - our

We seek to change that. In Polymath Learning Centre, we have designed our own proprietary program - our

*Tailored Learning System*- that keeps track of every question your child has ever completed in our centre. With this information, all future assignments will include only questions that either challenge your child at a suitable level to improve her thinking skills, or recap a concept that your child is frequently weak at. This ensures that your child can spend less time wasted on questions that are either too difficult or too easy (i.e. non-optimal practice), freeing up precious time for you and your child.