Strategies to Achieve Mathematics Success provides students with explicit instruction of 16 maths topics, which cover both concepts and skills, that have been identified as the most important instructional goals for each year level.
Each STAMS® Plus student book contains 16 highly scaffolded, five-part lessons. Each of these lessons helps students to become independent learners as they are moved through each of the five parts: modelled instruction, guided instruction, modelled practice, guided practice and independent practice. In this way, students are required to use increasing degrees of higher-level thinking to analyse and explain their answers as they move through practice problems that increase in difficulty, ultimately building student proficiency and confidence.
STAMS® Plus level B is targeted at students in years 2 and 3, and assesses the following strategies:
Equal parts of shapes
Solve word problems
Data and dot plots
Add and subtract to 1000
Add and subtract length
Each lesson in the 2013 Australian edition of CAMS® Plus and STAMS® Plus has been aligned with corresponding Australian Curriculum content descriptions.