Solve IT Year 7

U2B Booster Year 7

Course Information

Capable mathematics students do not always maintain an Upper 2-3 Band result in NAPLAN Numeracy throughout Years 5-7. In many cases, these students are skilled in performing calculations and applying rules, but are not proficient problem-solvers.

Solve IT provides capable mathematics students with a process for solving problems as well as a bank of problem-solving strategies to use on demand. Students also develop literacy skills that are needed to interpret questions correctly.

Target Group

Students should have achieved Band 6 or 7 in Year 5 NAPLAN Numeracy, 2016 or 2017 (or internal school data indicates that the student is likely to reach the Upper 2 Bands with targeted support).




Lesson Overview

1Introduction to Solve IT and web conferencing skills
2Pre-Test and introduction to See/Plan/Do/Check approach
3Addition and subtraction operations, focus on seeing the question
4Addition and subtraction operations in multi-step, non-routine problems
5Multiplication/division operations - ratio, decimals, fractions, percentages
6Spaced learning, eLearn exploration, quiz completion
7Compare/estimate fractions, percentages, decimals, degrees, probability
8Multiplication/division operations - rates, decimals, fractions, percentages
9Investigate issues involving numerical data displayed in graphs and tables
10Reinforcement and re-exposure to consolidate and extend prior learning
11Post-Test and eLearn activities 
12Evaluate, extend, reflect and celebrate

Assessment and Reporting


A pre-test provides diagnostic data and identifies each student's starting point, and a post-test measures distance travelled.

Both tests include NAPLAN-style numeracy problems.  

Schools are provided with a report containing pre- and post-test results, attendance data and survey feedback as well as qualitative report card comments for inclusion as an OLA.

Last updated 22 June 2018
Last updated 22 June 2018