Young Problem Solvers’ Series – Mastering Topical Problem Sums with the Model Method

Knowing the right approach to use is the first step to solving maths problems effectively.
Our Young Problem Solvers’ Series – Mastering Topical Problem Sums with the Model Method is designed to teach students how to visualise, understand and tackle complex word problems using the model method. This approach enhances your child’s mathematical thinking and problem solving skills, which sets a strong foundation for maths learning at higher grades.

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.

S$200.00

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Description

This programme will teach students how to draw models to solve word problems across 5 topics – Length, Volume, Mass, Fractions and Whole Numbers. 

 

Recommended Age Group: 8-10 years old
Prerequisites: Basic model drawing skills on Comparison Model, Basic knowledge of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Students who have taken our Fundamentals to the Model Method programme would benefit the most from this programme.
Duration: 10 hours over 3 weeks (2 hours per session)
Mode: Online

 

The model method is one of the most powerful techniques students can use to visualise and understand complex word problems. Students will learn how to draw bars to represent information in word problems and solve them without using algebra. Besides learning to draw models, students can expect to learn question analysis skills by picking out keywords and identifying concepts. This helps develop their mathematical thinking and problem solving abilities, as well as build a strong foundation for math learning at higher grades. 

 

In this programme, students will learn how to learn to draw models to solve word problems across 5 topics – Length, Volume, Mass, Fractions and Whole Numbers. All while reinforcing basic concepts and techniques including converting units of measure and learning math vocabulary.

Session Details

Session Topic
1 Length
2 Volume
3 Mass
4 Fractions
5 Solving Word Problems Involving Whole Numbers Using Models

Key Programme Highlights

  • Learn 3 types of models – part-whole model, comparison model and before-and-after model
  • Apply the model method to solve problem sums in measurement topics such as Length, Mass and Volume relating to internal transfer, external transfer, equal stage and constant difference concepts
  • Explore the technique of bar model drawing to compare fractions and solve fraction word problems

Class Schedules

Option A: Every Mon & Wed (10am – 12pm) beginning 13 Dec
Mon 13 Dec, Wed 15 Dec
Mon 20 Dec, Wed 22 Dec,
Mon 27 Dec

OR

Option B: Every Mon & Tue (12.30pm – 2.30pm) beginning 13 Dec
Mon 13 Dec, Tue 14 Dec
Mon 20 Dec, Tue 21 Dec,
Mon 27 Dec

(Class timings are in Malaysia time zone)