SAMSON: What you get in your folders

The Samson folders have been created for a whole school approach from P1 - P7.

Teaching Advice Booklet


Timed Challenge Sheets

P3-P7 Timed Challenge Sheets (TCS) for the four processes with a focus on number bonds and tables facts. P3-P7 Timed Challenge Sheets (TCS) for deliberate practice in key areas of maths.


Planning Grids

Number Wagons (Planning Grids) …for all Mental Flipcharts and Strip Sheets


Strip Sheets P1 - P7


SAMSON: What you get in your digital content package

Mental Flipcharts

Mental Flipcharts (MF) for each class P1-P7:
Each flipchart has 10 questions on flashcards for teaching from or testing. In addition, there are also 5 word problem questions (11-15) for teaching and discussion with the children as to how each strategy works in context.

P3 - P7 Timed Challenge Sheet (TCS) Flipcharts.

The flipcharts have been created for use on an interactive classroom whiteboard.



In P7 maths was hard for me but with Mr Armstrong teaching us steps and different ways to do them, I have began to get quicker and smarter. Doing timed sheets we get smarter and faster.

I just wanted to say how fantastic I think SAMSON is... I am a parent and know very little about it but have a son in P7 at Troqueer
Primary who has never “got” numbers and “hated maths”...! I found this difficult as i was taught arithmetic well and use “mental maths”
every day at 40.... Since he has started SAMSON he has made huge progress with all aspects of mental maths - it’s quite unbelievable. I
only wish he had benefitted from it sooner! He’s even enjoying numbers and their challenges now which is great. I’m looking forward to
learning a bit more about the strategies and how parents can support the work at home soon. I think it’s a brilliant addition to kids
education and just wanted to thank you very much! All the best, with kind regards. - Happy Parent.

Flipcharts have helped my mental agility; they are getting me to understand and I'm getting better and faster scores. I am quite confident at dividing and multiplying and I use Big Guy number bond.

 Brilliant initiative.

I think when we do the maths timed sheets in the morning it helps us get faster and learn our sums quicker. It helps me learn when we do Big Guy number bond and step 1 step 2.