Young Problem Solvers' Series

Fundamentals of the Model Method

For 8 to 10-year-olds

Your child will learn a powerful problem-solving tool central to the Singapore Math – The Model Method and effectively break down word problems systematically and visually and solve the most complex 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.

Programme Details

(Please note that all our lessons are conducted in English.)


12-week programme

1h per lesson

Wednesdays, 5pm from 13 Apr
Saturdays, 12.15pm from 16 Apr
Saturdays, 2pm from 16 Apr
Thursdays, 5pm from 28 Apr
Thursdays, 6.15pm from 28 Apr
Saturdays, 11am from 30 Apr
Saturdays, 12.15pm from 30 Apr


S$200/full programme
(Approximately RM620)

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

Delivery Mode

All our lessons are conducted online using Zoom. 

Your child will get to interact with their teacher and classmates in real-time.

What is the Model Method?

Programme Highlights

We will introduce your child to the 2 basic models of part-whole and comparison models, and teach him or her to draw models to solve word problems involving the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Your child will also progress on learn to draw 2 sets of comparison models to illustrate simply the changes taking place in the more complex word problems, and also learn how to construct before-and-after models to represent the increases or decreases pictorially.

Session 1

Students will learn how to:

  • Label and complete the parts of a part-whole model 
  • Solve for the missing whole or part in a part-whole model 
  • Label and complete the parts of a comparison model 
  • Solve for the value of the longer bar in a comparison model

Session 2

Students will learn how to:

  • Draw models to represent more than/less than concepts 
  • Add/subtract to find the missing part in a model

Session 3

Students will learn how to:

  • Draw models to represent sum/difference concepts
  • Apply the ‘RED – Remove, Extra, Divide’ technique to solve for the missing part in a model

Session 4

Students will learn how to:

  • Draw models to represent multiple or fractional (half, twice, thrice etc) concepts 
  • Multiple/divide to find the missing part in a model 

Session 5

Students will learn how to:

  • Apply the techniques from Module 1 to 4 to solve more complex word problems

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