Staff have found that focusing on the single strategies benefits their pupils immensely.
The 20 questions sheets have helped me massively especially with number bonds.
Early signs are that pupils really enjoy using the program, they like the characters and the successes they gain from the consistent practise and seeing their results improve.
My grandson came on leaps and bounds with SAMSON last school year.
SAMSON has made a real difference in our attainment in mental maths in a very short space of time. Children have responded well to the 'over learning' challenges. Staff are able to identify where the gaps in learning are, focus their teaching and because of the way delivery is organised (having only two teaching groups) their expectations have been raised! Finally, I would say that we are starting to see the benefits of children having better numeracy/computation skills/mental recall in other areas if their maths. Not struggling to work out basic number problems has allowed them to focus on the concepts being taught in mathematics.