For children in grades 1 and 2 (cycle one), we reinforce the math concepts already being taught in the school system. What differentiates S.A.M from other math tutoring and enrichment centres is that we teach your child using the world-renowned Singaporean pedagogy.
A child’s early understanding of mathematical concepts is essential to their future success in school. These early years are the best time to initiate a solid foundation in math. At S.A.M, we teach your child the ‘why’ and not just the ‘how’ of math. We do this, firstly, by engaging your child through dialogue. Our small classroom environment allows S.A.M trainers to ask probing questions, provoking your child to reflect using logic and critical thought. Secondly, we encourage the use of concrete materials and visual representations to teach various math concepts; collectively known as The Concrete Experience. This hands-on experience is essential to a child’s true understanding of fundamental math concepts and this understanding is the precursor to problem solving.
In later years, problem solving will become one of the most important aspects of math. S.A.M will allow your child to embrace these problem solving techniques introduced to them in these early years.