Mathsquad is a collection of resources and strategies that can be used in any combination to enhance an existing Year 7 maths program or combined together to fully resource the year’s work within the subject. The four components of maths-“quad” are outlined below. Following this, under the heading “putting it all together”, a Year 7 Mathsquad Drive Program is introduced. Read at your leisure, print off the sample resources and if you like what you see sign up for free and receive access to a mathsquad bundles containing all student resources. Enjoy!
The Mathsquad Homework Program is centred around weekly homework sheets that repeatedly cover the same key skills. The number one goal of the mathsquad homework program is to improve retention of key skills that students are learning. If you’d like to have a look at a sample document and learn more about the Homework Program click here
The Mathsquad Times Table Program involves students completing times table quizzes within a little warm up book at the beginning of each lesson. The goal of the times table program is to improve the efficiency in which students recall their times tables and related facts. This is incredibly important as a quick look over the Victorian Curriculum reveals that over 50% of Year 7 maths skills depend on this knowledge (75% when looking at skills involving number and algebra). If you’d like to have a look at a sample document and learn more about the Times Table Program click here
The Mathsquad Skill Development Program is a collection of resources that aim to build students’ knowledge and understanding of the skills contained within the homework books. Beginning with a textbook-type document that is sequenced so students can be guided to gradually build their skills, over time this section will be built upon to include more examples, questions and activities relating to the homework skills. If you’d like to have a look at a sample document and learn more about the Skill Development Program click here
The Mathsquad Problem Solving Program is a collection of resources that aim to improve students’ ability to engage with unfamiliar problems. If you’d like to have a look at some sample resources and learn more about the Problem Solving Program click here
While each mathsquad resource can be used on its own, the resources were designed with the intention of building a comprehensive Year 7 program. If you are interested in reading more about how the resources could be combined to drive a Year 7 program click here