Based on the world-renowned Singapore method, S.A.M focuses on teaching the skills and techniques that are required for problem solving and understanding the foundation of maths concepts.
S.A.M’s award-winning curriculum and methodology is the most relevant and comprehensive maths enrichment program available today. With over 30,000 pages of carefully crafted worksheets, combined with motivating and creative classroom experience, the S.A.M approach makes learning fun and interactive. Students learn at their own pace through an individual-based learning process that is thoughtfully planned by a qualified S.A.M Trainer.
At S.A.M, your child will improve on the following core skills:
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Modelling Techniques
- Logical Reasoning
At S.A.M, we focus on a holistic approach to learning mathematics, which involves skills such as critical thinking, logical reasoning and modelling techniques amongst others. Our well-structured maths program encourages children to take up the subject and help them learn in an engaging and fun way.
Maths concepts already being taught in the school system are reinforced and your child will learn in a nurturing, interactive and small-classroom environment. Our unique curriculum employs props, games, hands-on activities and stories to bring maths to life.
More than simply teaching the concepts, our Trainers engage students in the Classroom by asking probing questions and phrasing the solutions as presented in our Worksheets. At the same time, they will assess how the student is progressing and their level of motivation. The S.A.M Trainers role is not just to instil Mathematical knowledge in students, but to also instil the right positive learning attitude and self-discipline in them, in preparation for their future.
At S.A.M, we teach your child the ‘why’ and not just the ‘how’ of maths and we reinforce learning these concepts by relating the maths to real world experience in an interactive manner.
Our mission at S.A.M is to enrich your child’s overall maths experience and to empower him/her with the tools needed to be successful in all aspects of maths, specifically in problem solving.
Two Learning Pillars
At S.A.M, we engage students through The Classroom Experience and The Worksheet Experience. We call this the Two Learning Pillars of our program.
The Classroom Experience will be conducted by our qualified S.A.M Trainer who will explain new concepts and objectives. With the help of carefully crafted worksheets combined with math manipulatives to help bring abstract concepts to life, the S.A.M approach makes learning progress, interesting and FUN! The Classroom Experience, encourages your child to discover their own solutions rather than to be told what to do.
The Worksheet Experience engages each child individually in their own designated time. Worksheets provide narrative instructions and relevant examples for each topic and are designed using Step-Up approach (i.e. they become progressively harder as your child works through them). The S.A.M approach ensures your child learns through practice worksheets, in class and at home, at a pace of learning especially calibrated for them. This practise instils self-discipline and independent learning, which helps them in maths as well as their school life.
At S.A.M, we follow the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach that develops a solid understanding of mathematical concepts. Developed by American psychologist, Jerome Bruner, this methodology is the foundation of teaching the Singapore way. The process starts with physically illustrating mathematical concepts using objects, manipulatives and games, before moving to pictorial explanation and finally to the abstract (i.e. symbols and numbers) representation of mathematics.
Concrete: Concepts are introduced using physical objects to model problems (lays foundation for conceptual understanding)
Pictorial: Concepts are further explained using diagrams or pictures representing the problem (further strengthens conceptual understanding)
Abstract: Eventually problems are represented by mathematical numbers and symbols (which are now conceptually understood)