CAMS Plus, STAMS Plus & Solve is a powerful, integrated program that focuses specifically on the fundamental maths skills students must master. CAMS Plus, STAMS Plus & Solve works effectively as a program to ensure that your students gain a solid understanding of key mathematical concepts – ultimately helping them succeed on tests and become independent problem solvers.
First published in 2006, the updated “Plus” version has been completely re-written and re-designed to focus on fundamental maths skills at each year level. It includes maths content relevant to Australian schools, a new extra practice series (Solve) and interactive whiteboard lessons. It has also been aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
Designed to be used together, the pretests in CAMS Plus helps teachers to diagnose problem areas with their students, STAMS Plus assists teachers to teach those lesson topics lacking. Then benchmarking tests and post tests in CAMS Plus are used to assess how goals are progressing and then to determine if goals have been achieved. Solve offers additional practice on each lesson topic and is great for homework or to give students who finish early.
CAMS Plus, STAMS Plus & Solve and the Australian National Curriculum!
A study was designed to determine whether the Comprehensive Assessment of Mathematics Strategies and Strategies to Achieve Mathematics Success (CAMS® & STAMS®) program improve students’ grasp of mathematics skills and strategies.
Students are exposed to a range of sophisticated elements including graphic organisers, higher-order thinking, varied text types and paired selections. Instruction is scaffolded in such a way that it enables students to progress from modelled and guided instruction to modelled and guided practice right through to independent practice.
CAMS Plus, STAMS Plus & Solve consist of eight levels (A–H) that allow you to identify and teach 16 fundamental skills and concepts: