Problem Solving

ONLINE Junior Maths, Programming and Chess Camp for ages 5 to 7.5

27-31 July 2020


The key benefit for children joining the camp is the development of their powers of problem solving in maths and beyond. For this camp, we have prepared a series of non-standard mathematical problems and turned them all into exciting mini-research projects. We will start each 45 minute session with the simplest version of a problem before exploring its variations asking, “what if…?”. The aim is for children to identify the essential features of each problem thus gently preparing them to understand a set of fundamental mathematical ideas.

This investigative approach is a natural learning path for children to follow and we know they will respond very well to the tasks and questions that feed their curiosity.

The groups in our camp are very small and every child is encouraged to discuss their thinking about a problem with their peers. The exchange of ideas in our friendly discussions is both enjoyable and productive, helping children to develop their reasoning skills. Naturally, we are mindful of the importance of short breaks and occasional distractions from serious work, so games, puzzles and jokes are also waiting for our little researchers!

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.


Programming has become one of the most important skills of the 21st century. The number of jobs that require coding will continue to increase dramatically. At the same time programming strengthens logical thinking and problem-solving skills – vital in many different areas of life, from engineering and science to medicine and law. In our Coding Clubs we use the Scratch visual environment (developed by MIT) to create animations and games to teach children all the major programming constructions and how to compose effective algorithms. Participants will see and learn more about the connection between programming and maths.