Comprehensive Assessment of Mathematics Strategies (CAMS) is designed specifically to provide data for targeted instruction with the STAMS® Plus Series, and can be used to measure your students’ progress in and mastery of 16 fundamental maths strategies.
Each CAMS® Plus student book is comprised of 16 pretests, 4 benchmark tests, 16 post tests and self-assessment forms for students to monitor their own progress. The pretest diagnoses each student’s strengths and weaknesses, and guides their placement in the STAMS® Plus Series. The benchmarks and post tests are tools for the teacher to assess student mastery of the strategies throughout the instruction, and at the end of the year. The self-assessment forms encourage students to reflect on their learning, as well as to set goals for themselves.
CAMS® Plus level H is targeted at students in years 8 and 9, and assesses the following strategies:
Linear and nonlinear equations
Solve sets of simultaneous equations algebraically
Special pairs of angles
Solve two-step equations
Graph linear equations
Mean, median, range
Two-step equations with rational numbers
Solve sets of simultaneous equations graphically
Each lesson in the 2013 Australian edition of CAMS® Plus, STAMS® Plus and Solve® has been aligned with corresponding Australian Curriculum content descriptions.