Focus On Concepts

Classroom Experience

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The Classroom Experience, conducted by Certified S.A.M Trainers, engages students with dialogue, probing questions, props, games and a healthy dose of encouragement. The idea is to make learning fun and memorable through an array of interactive experiences.

During this engagement time, the Trainer also takes the opportunity to accesses how the student is coping with his work, his rate of progress and his level of motivation. Qualified S.A.M Trainers understand that their role is not just to instill Mathematical knowledge in students, but to also inculcate the right learning attitude and self discipline in them, in preparation for their future.

We provide a coaching pedagogy in the Classroom Experience, where your child is encouraged to discover their solutions rather than to be told what to do. We also use Concrete examples through props and games to reinforce mathematical concepts.

6 Core competencies

S.A.M’s philosophy of learning is one that involves having the right skills for problem-solving and the ability to transfer those skills to everyday life. Singapore’s approach to teaching the foundations of math makes learning math more meaningful and relatable.

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At S.A.M, every child is taught these significant skills:

  • Critical Thinking – the ability to identify and evaluate information

  • Logical Reasoning – the ability to assess possible outcomes based on the information given

  • Heuristics – applying different suitable methods when problem-solving

  • Metacognition – awareness of thinking processes and the ability to act on that awareness

  • Word Problems – interpreting mathematics in real-world applications through problem-solving

  • Modelling Techniques – the use of manipulates or pictorial representations to visualize a problem as part of the solution process