Young Problem Solvers’ Series – Heuristics (I)

Mathematics is more than solving an equation such as x2 + 2x + 1; the beauty lies in using Mathematics to solve real-world problems.

This programme teaches students useful heuristics – a set of problem-solving strategies that will help them discover the best and most practical ways to solve problems.

Students will be taught question analysis skills, learn 4 categories of heuristics and apply them to solve real-world problems including higher-order thinking problems.

This programme is available only to students studying outside of Singapore. Class timings are in SG/MY time zone. For students in Singapore, visit The Learning Lab Singapore.

We offer an exclusive money-back guarantee* after the first session.

*If you are not satisfied with the programme after the first lesson, you may withdraw and get the fees for the remaining sessions fully refunded to you.




Recommended Age Group: 8-10 years old
Duration: 10 hours over 3 weeks (2 hours per session)
Mode: Online


There will be a Heuristics (II) programme at the end of the year which will cover other heuristics such as Guess & Check, Make a supposition, Draw a diagram, Grouping, Form equations.

With both Heuristics (I) and (II), students will be well-equipped with solving problems using heuristics and tackling higher-order thinking problems.

Session Details

Session Topic
  • Heuristic: Find a pattern
  • Heuristic: Make a systematic list
  • Heuristic: Work backwards
  • Heuristic: Restate the problem
  • Revision Heuristics: Model drawing

Programme Highlights

  • Learn four categories of heuristics:
    • Making a visual representation
    • Making a calculated guess
    • Going through the process
    • Simplifying the process
  • Develop math literacy and question analysis skills through identifying keywords
  • Identify common errors and learn to correct them
  • Learn Math in a fun way – students will apply what they have learnt to collect clues to solve a mystery at the end of the programme

Class Schedules

Option A: Every Mon & Wed (12.30pm – 2.30pm) beginning 13 Dec
Mon 13 Dec, Wed 15 Dec
Mon 20 Dec, Wed 22 Dec
Mon 27 Dec


Option B: Every Mon & Thu (3pm – 5pm) beginning 13 Dec
Mon 13 Dec, Thu 16 Dec
Mon 20 Dec, Thu 23 Dec
Mon 27 Dec

(Class timings are in Malaysia time zone)