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Heuristics maths

Postby pungg » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:12 pm

What is Heuristics & Thinking Skills? What type of questions will come in Heuristics & Thinking skills for Primary 1.

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Re: Heuristics maths

Postby Lexmark » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:19 pm

Have you found the answer? Have you browse through your child's Math worksheets?
Heuristic in Math Problem Solving skills: Looking for Patterns, Systematic Listing, Guess and Check, Make a Table, Logical Reasoning, Working Backwards, Model Drawing etc.
Not sure, but I think for P1, only "Looking for Patterns"... please check with your child's Math teacher. :smile:
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Re: Heuristics maths

Postby Lexmark » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:14 am

Thinking Skills:
Analyzing Parts and Wholes, Comparing, Classifying, Deduction, Induction, Identifying Patterns and Relationships, Spatial Visualization etc...
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Re: Heuristics maths

Postby pungg » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:44 pm

Thank you...

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Re: Heuristics maths

Postby quixation » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:08 am

there is a Heuristics Maths question like this from Andrew Er.

Qtn:
"There are a total of 9 tigers and ducks.
They have 24 legs altogether.
How many tigers are there?"

My daughter got the correct answer but i couldnt tell how she got the answers with logical working details. She uses all her own mental and guessing which i found out is one of the 2 methods that will be taught.

1. Guess & check method where they draw up a table to eliminate the possibilities
2. Assumption method. You assume all the animals has the same number of legs first. I.e. assume all the animals are ducks first.
a. Say all ducks total number of legs. 9 x 2 legs = 18 legs.
b. Extra number of legs. 24 legs - 18 legs = 6 extra legs
c. difference between the no of legs of a tiger and a duck. 4-2 = 2
d. 6 divide by 2 = 3.
therefore, there are 3 tigers.

I still dont understand the actual method breakdown but this is one good example of Heuristic Maths.

Surprisely, it kinda interest me a little.. its so interesting...going back to school all over again...

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Re: Heuristics maths

Postby Blue Pearl » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:12 am

Tks quixation . very interesting sharing.

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