We offer those classes from ages 4.5 to 8 to build on a child’s early interest in numbers and logic. Our aim is to help children towards thinking like engineers: solving problems, using logic, analyzing processes and creating rather than just consuming technology.
Games and game playing are essential to early intellectual development and we use them to great effect with this age group to stimulate interest in problem solving. The primary function of any game is to provide a natural learning process, help develop analysis and encourage the memorizing of new information. Games also help the development of logical processes and spatial reasoning, while solving puzzles with their peers is an enjoyable way for the younger child to grow into a fuller understanding of maths.
During the lessons we shift rapidly between various activities so as to maintain the child’s cognitive interest. We pay careful attention to the different abilities across the age range, as follows:
- 4 and 5 year old children will sort, compare, solve logical problems, develop fine motor skills and design and master the games in which they have to play by the rules and think through your moves
- while a group of 4 year olds are mainly familiarising themselves with numbers, shapes and bases for comparison and classification, 5 year-olds are able to operate with numbers under and over 100, solve simple puzzles, do mirror projection, play at speed and have increased levels of concentration
- for 6 to 7 year olds, in addition to exercises in logic, games based on memory development and stereovision, we also teach them fascinating facts about the history of mathematics and set them tasks and puzzles that date back to ancient times
- From the age of 7 to 8 onwards children in this Club move up to Maths Circles and Programming/Coding Clubs.
Ahead of enrolment we discuss with parents each child’s needs to make sure they attend the appropriate class or classes. Please call us to discuss how we can help.