For Maths, for Life
Practice makes perfect, so the idiom goes. In the past, 10-year Series assessment books were ensconced in the arms of students. These days, however, it is no longer about memorising questions and regurgitating answers. As economies become increasingly knowledge-driven, there is a paradigm shift in education.
Students are now expected to work through convoluted situations presented in long storylines. They are being primed to become problem-solvers with the finesse to manage crises. That is why heuristics has gained considerable importance in recent years.
Mathematical Heuristic Techniques
Singapore’s Ministry of Education advocates the following heuristics. The first 11 are recommended for primary school mathematics syllabus. The final two are for secondary school.