heu·ris·tic [hyoo–ris-tik or, often, yoo–]
|1.||serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation.|
|2.||encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error: a heuristic teaching method.|
|3.||of, pertaining to, or based on experimentation, evaluation, or trial-and-error methods.|
|4.||Computers, Mathematics. pertaining to a trial-and-error method of problem solving used when an algorithmic approach is impractical.|
Ashley’s school conducted a Maths workshop for parents today, so tt parents can help their kids with their Maths. Many times, I find it vy challenging to explain Maths to Ashley w/o getting complicated. Sometimes, this can be quite frustrated. Even asking her teacher to write down the working steps in her book did not help at all.
Vy glad tt the school gave us tis opportunity to update ourselves, and learn different methods of solving Primary level Maths w/o using Algebra & Equations (tt we were sooooo tempted to use). I learnt something today, for myself.
Last but not least, keep things simple … tis reminds me of Philips’ brand campaign, “sense and simplicity”. Yes, SIMPLICITY !!!