Heuristics for Young Problem Solvers

Pri 2
Primary 2 Heuristics Course

Course Intro

  • Develop creative and insightful problem-solving skills
  • Learn the fundamentals of heuristics and various approaches
  • Enhance critical thinking abilities through interactive activities
  • Course designed according to Singapore MOE syllabus for Primary 2 students

Course Description

This course introduces Primary 2 students to the world of heuristics, teaching them how to use creativity and insight to solve math problems. Students will learn the fundamentals of heuristics, including “guess and check” and “working backwards” methods, while understanding the core concepts behind them. Through engaging exercises and activities, students will learn to apply heuristics to various situations, fostering critical and creative thinking skills.

Who is this Course for?

  • This course is designed for Primary 2 students who are eager to develop their problem-solving and creative thinking abilities.
  • It is ideal for those who wish to explore the concept of heuristics and its practical application in math problem-solving.
  • Ideal for all Primary 2 students.

What you will Learn?

  • Understand the fundamentals of heuristics
  • Master problem-solving techniques like “guess and check” and “working backwards”
  • Apply heuristics to various situations and problems
  • Enhance critical and creative thinking skills
  • Develop out-of-the-box thinking strategies

Key Takeaways

  • Build a strong foundation in heuristics and problem-solving methods
  • Gain the ability to tackle complex math problems creatively and effectively
  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills for academic and real-world applications
  • Learn practical techniques to apply heuristics in various problem-solving situations
  • Boost confidence and mental agility in tackling math challenges

Why Learn from doerdo Tuition Course?

  • Experienced teachers dedicated to nurturing creative problem solvers
  • Parent portal to monitor student progress and performance
  • Personalized attention in small group classes
  • After-class support for doubts and queries
  • A.I-based tests and homework for effective practice and reinforcement

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Heuristics – Learn the basics of heuristics and their importance in problem-solving, and develop a foundation for employing heuristics in various situations.
Guess and Check Method – Master the “guess and check” technique for approaching problems in a systematic manner, and understand its application to real-life problems.
Working Backwards – Understand how to work backwards from the desired outcome to find the solution, and practice solving complex problems using this method.
Drawing a Diagram – Learn the benefits of visual representation for problem-solving, and create diagrams to simplify and better understand problems.
Making a List or Table – Develop the skill of organizing information using lists and tables, enhance problem-solving efficiency by making data more accessible.
Divide and Conquer – Discover the power of breaking down complex problems into smaller, manageable parts, learn to apply this method to tackle challenging questions.
Looking for Patterns – Recognize and utilize patterns in problem-solving, learn techniques to identify patterns in various mathematical problems.
Logical Reasoning – Develop logical thinking and reasoning skills, understand the process of using logic to solve problems systematically.
Simplifying Problems – Learn the art of simplifying problems to make them more approachable, apply these techniques to overcome problem-solving hurdles.
Practice and Application – Gain experience in applying various heuristics to a wide range of problems, build confidence in using these methods effectively.

Course Type


Class Type

Small Group

Group Size



1.5 hrs

Num of Sessions




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