Problem-solving is the foundation of Singapore Maths.
Unique features of Singapore mathematics & S.A.M.
Singapore Math is centered around studying the composition of numbers using number bonds. Number bonds are pictorial representations of how numbers can be broken down and restructured in many different ways, thus developing the child’s fluency in number sense and mental computation. As a result, number bonds help children in building the foundation to master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The Bar Model Method is a unique characteristic of Singapore Math. Bar modeling is used as a visual approach to solving math problems, allowing children to understand, interpret and conceptualize word problems. The Bar Model Method translates the words in a problem into a visual representation, facilitating the work involved when solving for the solution.
S.A.M’s classroom structure is based on three main segments.
At the beginning of each lesson, the certified trainer engages the child, anchoring their attention and capturing their interest in the topic of the day.
As part of the lesson, and with the guidance of the certified trainer, the child begins applying his/her newfound knowledge to the ‘worksheets of the week’.
Once at home, the child completes the remainder of the designated worksheets, thus allowing your child to independently practice and apply what he/she has learned