A common frustration for teachers is students’ lack of retention of skills and the need to constantly re-teach skills that have been covered in previous years. Not surprisingly, this frustrates students too!
The Mathsquad Homework Program is designed to give students regular opportunities to practice the skills they are learning in class, increasing retention and the efficiency in which they can draw upon each skill.
The routine and simple expectations around the Mathsquad Homework Program also makes the standard excuses for not doing homework redundant. Less excuses means greater participation, enabling students to reap the benefits of the program.
There are three main goals of the Mathsquad Homework Program;
Mathsquad homework booklets contain weekly homework sheets that cover the same skills each week.
The Foundation level mostly contains questions Year 7 and helps students develop the essential prerequisite skills for Year 8. The Core level homework sheets contain questions assessing skills mostly from the Year 8 Australian Curriculum.
This pack contains Homework Sheets and Skill Development Books for both the Foundation and Core levels. Together these include 40 homework sheets at the Foundation level, 40 sheets at the Core level and skill development pages for each skill assessed within the homework sheets.
The homework sheets provide students with opportunities to
The skill development booklets provide teachers with
More information on the Year 8 Mathsquad homework program, including lists of skills and strategies for implementation can be found here.
The Year 8 resources are part of a much larger collection of Mathsquad Resources, predominantly aimed at Year 7 Maths. These resources are listed below. Click the links to learn more about these resources.
As well as checking out the mathsquad website, you might like to look through the range of products available at the TPT Mathsquad Store, accessed by clicking here.
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