Coding for Academics
Math and Science will always have their place in textbooks and classrooms. However, kids may find deep understanding of Math and Science concepts challenging as school curricula often focus on examinations and lack application of these concepts to real-world problems.
Learning to Code can help your child excel in Math & Science.
We incorporate elements of math and science in a way where students are required to draw upon these concepts as they are having fun solving various missions. These experiences not only give context and reinforce what they learn in school, they also create an environment for experimentation.
Learning to code requires application of math and science concepts.
Solving the 2019 PSLE math questions using Python. Where students are challenged to find the percentage of grey triangles in the 250th figure of the above pattern.
Solving problems through coding on a robotics platform requires students to come up with creative engineering solutions.
Designing an efficient mechanism to sort marbles by color
Computational thinking skills acquired through coding can be applied everywhere.
Understanding the algorithm and logic behind a self-driving car
Learning to code provides an avenue to apply concepts students have learnt in school, in an environment that encourages experimentation.
Application of concepts in a real-word setting provides a much richer set of stimuli compared to attempting a question on the paper. This creates more meaningful experiences and enables a deeper understanding of concepts.
Spatial Thinking is the ability to extract meaning from an object's relative state to another object's shape, size, location, orientation, direction and distance.
There is evidence that exposure to activities that support development in spatial thinking early in life could result in improvements in mathematics understanding later on. (Christopher et al., 2018)
Current school syllabus is moving away from memorization and towards critical thinking and deep understanding.
Students are taught to break complex problems down into smaller parts. They can focus better on the individual parts making the problem more manageable. After which, they can string the solution together in a sequential manner.
Benefits of spatial thinking.
Academic research shows a clear correlation between spatial thinking and mathematical ability.
Ensuring students benefit from our lessons.
We place an emphasis on developing a child's intellectual curiosity over just provision of information.
Time dedicated to formal classroom-styled worksheets
Worksheets help students crystallize their thoughts and experiences into knowledge while reinforcing concepts that were illustrated through in-class activities.
Appropriate platform to teach coding
We offer courses using mainly using the Lego EV3 and Python. We have carefully chosen these platforms to provide the appropriate level of difficulty for the targeted age group.
Activities have an element of variability
Logical reasoning is needed only when there are unknowns. It is the addition of this element allows us to teach logic through our courses.