## About CAMS, STAMS & Solve

## CAMS, STAMS & Solve^{®}

### About CAMS Plus, STAMS Plus and Solve

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.

**Features:**

- Aligns to the Australian Curriculum
- Reflects the focus and coherence of the curriculum standards
- Ideal for students who need extra support to meet year–level maths requirements
- Perfectly complements any other mathematical series
- Includes interactive whiteboard (IWB) lessons for levels C-H

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!

The Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing CAMS Plus, STAMS Plus and Solve in Your Classroom

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.

Click here to view the study of the Instructional Effectiveness of CAMS & STAMS

## Fundamental Skills and Concepts

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:

- Understand addition and subtraction
- Fact families
- Make tens to add and subtract
- Solve word problems
- Add three numbers
- Count to 100
- Place value
- Compare numbers
- Add and subtract ten
- Add 2-digit numbers
- Subtract tens
- Shapes
- Equal parts
- Length
- Time
- Data

- Counting patterns
- Place value
- Compare numbers
- Mental maths
- Addition strategies
- Subtraction strategies
- Solve word problems
- Add and subtract to 1000
- Arrays
- Equal parts of shapes
- Length
- Add and subtract length
- Time
- Money
- Data and dot plots
- Graphs

- Place value
- Add and subtract
- Multiplication concepts
- Fact strategies
- More fact strategies
- Division concepts
- Fact families
- Fraction concepts
- Model equivalent fractions
- Benchmark fractions
- Compare fractions
- Fractions greater than 1
- Plane figures
- Length
- Perimeter
- Picture graphs and column graphs

- Multiplication properties
- Multiply mentally
- Multiply by 1-digit numbers
- Multiply by 2-digit numbers
- Relate division to multiplication
- Divide without regrouping
- Divide with regrouping
- Equivalent fractions
- Simplify fractions
- Decimal place value
- Compare and order decimals
- Relate decimals to fractions
- Angles
- Understand area
- Area of rectangles
- Dot plots

- Multiply 3-digit numbers
- Divide mentally
- Estimate quotients
- 1-digit divisors
- Zeros in the quotient
- 2-digit divisors
- Understand mixed numbers
- Add and subtract like fractions
- Compare related and unlike fractions
- Add and subtract related fractions
- Add and subtract mixed numbers
- Add and subtract decimals
- Area
- Surface area
- Understand volume
- Line graphs

- Multiply whole numbers by fractions
- Multiply fractions
- Divide whole numbers by fractions
- Divide fractions by fractions
- Multiply and divide by powers of ten
- Multiply decimals
- Divide decimals by whole numbers
- Divide by decimals
- Understand ratios
- Understand percentage
- Unit rates
- Ratios in tables of data
- Solve equations using number sense
- Solve equations using inverse operations
- Use formulas
- Volume

- Understand integers
- Add and subtract integers
- Multiply and divide integers
- Evaluate expressions
- Solve linear equations
- Equations with rational numbers
- Proportional relationships
- Solve proportions
- Rate problems
- Percentage as a ratio
- Percentage problems
- Similarity
- Circles
- Cylinders
- Pie charts
- Theoretical probability

- Exponents
- Square roots
- Solve two-step equations
- Two-step equations with rational numbers
- Linear and nonlinear equations
- Gradient
- Graph linear equations
- Solve sets of simultaneous equations graphically
- Solve sets of simultaneous equations algebraically
- Special pairs of angles
- Angle sums
- Triangle similarity
- Pythagorean theorem
- Distance formula
- Mean, median, range
- Scatter plots