My Think Tank - Community Thread

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My Think Tank - Community Thread

Postby funfantastic4 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:20 pm

I am in desperate need of getting math enrichment for my gal who is starting P1 next year. I am not keen on Kumon or Enopi which relies heavily on worksheets. My personal preference is that children be taught the right concept that will last them a lifetime. :lol:

So I've stumbled upon My Think Tank. My gal has just recently completed the holiday program. But the setback is they dun have any worksheets at all to show how the lessons were taught in class.

Does anyone send their children to My Think Tank? And if you do.....are they really good?

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Re: My Think Tank - Feedback required

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:01 pm

funfantastic4 wrote:I am in desperate need of getting math enrichment for my gal who is starting P1 next year. I am not keen on Kumon or Enopi which relies heavily on worksheets. My personal preference is that children be taught the right concept that will last them a lifetime. :lol:

So I've stumbled upon My Think Tank. My gal has just recently completed the holiday program. But the setback is they dun have any worksheets at all to show how the lessons were taught in class.

Does anyone send their children to My Think Tank? And if you do.....are they really good?


I've not heard of My Think Tank before. Where are they located?

Also, I'm a bit confused over what you are looking for... you appear to dislike the worksheets method of Kumon/Enopi, but you hope to see worksheets from My Think Tank to make your decision.

Most math enrichment programmes require students to work on many similar problems, ie. worksheets are required to train students to become familiar with the methods being taught. The problem with Kumon and Enopi is not with the fact that kids are required to work on worksheets daily, but that they focus more on mechanics than actual problem modelling. That's fine for lower Primary students, but quite useless for the higher standards which have a much higher emphasis on problem sums.

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Postby funfantastic4 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:13 am

Hello Chief Kiasu

There is one branch of My Think Tank @ Off Jln Jurong Kecil. Somewhere near Beaty World/Bukit Timah CC. Had a chat with the teacher wrt the teaching method. They claimed that when they teach multiplication, they will visually teach on what is actually say 4 x 2. And if they are teaching time for example.....say in one hour there are 60mins .....the children will actually see how they actually get 60mins in an hour......well...something along that line.

Have actually seen the 1hr=60mins thingy...........but still want to see other approach to other mathematical concepts. As for worksheets......am not completely against worksheets.....cos worksheets can sometimes show you how things are run in class. What I don't like is that some centres just give worksheets for the children to do. Personally, I'm not keen cos I can also do that by just buying assessment books for the kids to do and repeating them over and over again.

I've done some relief teaching some time back. And when I taught fractions in Sec 3 Normal Technical , I was completely surprised that these children do not know or cannot actually visualize or understand the concept of fractions at all. So when I taught them......I got a cake and showed them what is 1/2 and how 2/4 is similar to 1/2.....and after the lesson......they said....."OH! Like that huh cher.......wah so simple....". I want something similar to this approach.

You may wonder why I'm not teaching my own gal. I found that when you teach your own kid.....you have a certain expectation over them and that deprives you of your patience. So I decided......let the teachers or enrichment classes handle them.....and I'll just sit tightly and be the good parent. :lol:

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Postby funfantastic4 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:55 pm

I was searching through the web for some feedback on My Think Tank and found out that there were a few classes that they did for Nanyang Primary School P1-P3 students sometime in January last year (2007). So if any parents have let their children joined the class, kindly feedback! :wink:

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My Think Tank

Postby LihPing » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:28 pm

Hi Parents,

anyone send their kids to My Think Tank? Needs feedback.
http://www.mythinktank.com.sg/main.htm

Thank you.

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Re: My Think Tank

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:07 pm

LihPing wrote:Hi Parents,

anyone send their kids to My Think Tank? Needs feedback.
http://www.mythinktank.com.sg/main.htm

Thank you.


it was good for my son
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Re: My Think Tank

Postby LihPing » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:57 pm

Hi,

Thanks.

My kid went for a trial class, seem good. It's a small class. The teacher also explained to me how she taught my kid for those which she is weak on.

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Postby CJM » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:54 pm

LihPing,

How old is your boy ? I m searching for a good center for my boy who wil be in P5 next year.

Recently i chanced upon My think tank thru the forum and so far the feedback sounds favourable.

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Postby LihPing » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:15 pm

CJM wrote:LihPing,

How old is your boy ? I m searching for a good center for my boy who wil be in P5 next year.

Recently i chanced upon My think tank thru the forum and so far the feedback sounds favourable.


Hi CJM,

My girl only P1. :D They have tution for upper primary.

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My Think Tank @ Jln Jurong Kechil

Postby Serendipity » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:54 pm

Hi all,

Any feedback on the math programme at My Think Tank? :smile:

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