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Math is more than just drill-and practice, at SAM we focus on UNDERSTANDING before doing

With over 30 000 pages of carefully crafted worksheets, that are combined with a creative classroom experience, S.A.M makes maths fun and interactive, meeting your child at their own level and pace.

SAM is based on the world-renowned Singapore Math System;

a revolutionary shift in the teaching methods of maths in Singaporean schools.

As a result of a monumental change that took place in 1982 within the Singaporean education system, today Singapore students are ranked amongst the highest in the world in mathematics.

The old education system focused on procedural and computational maths which relied heavily on the student’s ability to apply memorised procedures and calculations. The Minister of Education understood that future success in maths would depend on the students’ ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts. As a result, a new world-class education system that is still used today was created.

Singapore Maths at primary school age is the most effective preparation for secondary CAPS, IEB, and Cambridge syllabi.

Take a look at some of the unique SAM Singapore Math techniques through these tutorials.

What is SAM? Teaching your child the ‘why’ of maths

Follow along as we lead you through our unique approach to teaching your child.

1. Award-Winning Curriculum

Based on Singapore Maths, SAM’s Award Winning Curriculum and Pedagogy is the most relevant and most comprehensive Maths enrichment program available today.

2. Classroom experience

Our qualified S.A.M trainers encourage students to discover their own solutions rather than being told what to do. Our trainers engage students with dialogue, questions, props, games and constant encouragement.  We use the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach to help students understand an abstract subject such as math.

  • Concrete stage is the “doing” stage where children use physical objects such as manipulatives
  • Pictorial stage is the “seeing” stage where children use drawings or pictures.
  • Abstract stage is the “symbolic” stage where children use abstract symbols to represent math.

4. Personalised Learning Plan

We use a mathematics assessment to pinpoint the topics a child has mastered and the topics the child needs more support with. Then, we prescribed a personalized learning plan tailored to each child at their own skill level and pace, because no two children learn alike.

3. Worksheet Experience

Our worksheets engage your child individually at their own time, using real-world examples. Designed with a step-up approach your child will receive worksheets that will become steadily more difficult as they move through them.

View Sample Worksheets

5. Improving Problem Solving

Your child will learn to unpack difficult or complex issues in order to find solutions.

At S.A.M we focus on learning 21st Century Skills

Critical Thinking

Your child will improve in the ability to identify and evaluate information. This is useful in all areas of life.

Problem Solving

Your child will learn to unpack difficult or complex issues in order to find solutions.

Modelling

Your child will learn to use pictorial representations to visualise a problem as part of the solution process.

Logical Reasoning

Your child will be able to assess possible outcomes based on the information given.

Metacognition

Your child will improve their higher order thinking through learning to plan how to approach a task.

Heuristics

Your child will learn to apply different suitable methods when problem-solving. Therefore, they will not have to rote learn methods but rather understand how they work and when to use them.

Take a look at some of our sample worksheets

At S.A.M, we engage students through The Classroom Experience and The Worksheet Experience.

At SAM - We Are Educators First

S.A.M was founded in 2010 by Samuel Chia and Lau Chin Loong in Singapore. Recognizing the challenges faced by children in school systems with large class sizes and a one-size-fits-all approach, they ideated a learning program to help children learn math better, where the proven Singapore Math curriculum is delivered through personalised learning in small class size.

After 3 years of research and development and a successful 2013 launch in Singapore, SAM expanded rapidly into international markets, winning multiple business awards and parenting awards in various countries.

United States

Thailand

Sri Lanka

Philippians

Malaysia

India

Brunei

Australia

Singapore

Canada

Bangladesh

Hong Kong

United Arab Emirates

Zimbabwe

Morocco

Indonesia

South Africa

Ready to take your child's math skills to the next level?