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:

Exponents

Linear and nonlinear equations

Solve sets of simultaneous equations algebraically

Pythagorean theorem

Square roots

Gradient

Special pairs of angles

Distance formula

Solve two-step equations

Graph linear equations

Angle sums

Mean, median, range

Two-step equations with rational numbers

Solve sets of simultaneous equations graphically

Triangle similarity

Scatter plots

Each lesson in the 2013 Australian edition of CAMS® Plus, STAMS® Plus and Solve® has been aligned with corresponding Australian Curriculum content descriptions.