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 D is targeted at students in years 4 and 5, and assesses the following strategies:

Multiplication properties

Relate division to multiplication

Simplify fractions

Angles

Multiply mentally

Divide without regrouping

Decimal place value

Understand area

Multiply by 1-digit numbers

Divide with regrouping

Compare and order decimals

Area of rectangles

Multiply by 2-digit numbers

Equivalent fractions

Relate decimals to fractions

Dot plots

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