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Common Core Resources

Walch supports the adoption of the Common Core State Standards and is dedicating substantial resources to helping our partners as they transition.

As a first step, we launched a series of rigorous Common Core supplements. These were designed to extend and enhance the classroom experience, and to give teachers an early look, from a practical perspective, at what the Common Core is all about.

We have now launched a wide range of resources, from Integrated Math courses to a set of Warm-Ups that embody both the content and the mathematical practices of the Common Core State Standards. Check back frequently for to see the newest releases or sign up to be notified as new resources become available.

Walch also works closely with school districts across the country to develop materials to address specific state and district needs. if you would like to discuss how we could help you and your district in the transition, please drop us a note at commoncore@walch.com.

CCSS Problem Based Tasks

To facilitate the transition to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, Walch has developed collections of problem-solving tasks that target the new content and practices. These tasks will engage your students with real-world scenarios and help infuse your Math program with a problem-based approach to the knowledge and skills required by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.




Station Activities for High School Math

Students learn to apply algebra and geometry concepts, employ problem-solving strategies, communicate with one another, and reason through to the answers while working together. Each of our Station Activity books has been revised to tighten alignment and better reflect current interpretations of CCSS content and practices, based on implementation experience.

Algebra I Station Activities for CCSS
Geometry Station Activities for CCSS
Algebra II Station Activities for CCSS
Station Activities - 3 Book Series

Station Activities for Middle School Math


Station Activities for Common Core Mathematics Grade 6
This book contains multiple sets of activities focusing on: Ratios and Proportional Relationships; the Number System; Expressions and Equations; Geometry; and Statistics and Probability. The activities consist of four different stations where students work in small groups, moving from station to station once their activities are complete.



Station Activities for Common Core Mathematics Grade 7

Included in this book are multiple sets of activities focusing on Ratios and Proportional Relationships; the Number System; Expressions and Equations; Geometry; and Statistics and Probability. Middle school students learn to apply mathematics, employ problem-solving strategies, communicate with one another, and reason through to the answers while working together.



Station Activities for Common Core Mathematics Grade 8

This book contains multiple sets of activities focusing on the Number System; Expressions and Equations; Functions; Geometry; and Statistics and Probability. All station activity resources include teacher support with discussion guides, answer keys, and material lists.



Station Activities for Common Core Math Series
This set of 3 books include multiple sets of activities for each of the strands and the Common Core math requirements of the grade level. The activities consist of four different stations where students work in small groups, moving from station to station once their activities are complete.




Mathematics Warm-Ups for CCSS, Grades 6-8
These Warm-Ups are will enhance and complement your mathematics program by refreshing students' skills and concepts.
Mathematics Warm-Ups for CCSS, Grade 6
Mathematics Warm-Ups for CCSS, Grade 7
Mathematics Warm-Ups for CCSS, Grade 8


Transition Tasks for Common Core State Standards
A collection of problem-solving tasks that target the new Common Core content and practices for Middle School Math.
Transition Tasks for CCSS, Grade 6
Transition Tasks for CCSS, Grade 7
Transition Tasks for CCSS, Grade 8


8 Standards for Mathematical Practice Flipbook
Use this handy flipbook as a quick reference for the Common Core 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice as you infuse the practices into your mathematics instruction..



These 3 Mathematics Daily Warm-ups support implementation of the Common Core State Math Standards, including the Common Core Mathematical Practices, with a firm foundation of important concepts and problem-solving skills.
Daily Warm-ups Pre-Algebra for Common Core State Standards
Daily Warm-Ups Algebra for Common Core State Standards
Daily Warm-Ups Geometry for Common Core State Standards


The popular Building Math Series, correlated to Common Core State Standards.
In Everest Trek, Amazon Mission and Stranded!, middle school students use algebraic thinking and data analysis to solve engineering problems in real world settings. The Building Math series was developed through a partnership with the Boston Museum of Science and Tufts University.


Expeditions in Your Classroom: Middle School Mathematics for CCSS, Grades 6-8
Expeditions in Your Classroom: Geometry for CCSS
These 2 books provide students with authentic tasks involving real problems, real products and real people, and use themes that interest young people. Each expedition addresses the Common Core State Standards and includes a detailed outline of project steps so that teachers can focus energy on instruction rather than project management.


Lesson Starters for Algebra for Common Core State Standards
Lesson Starters for Algebra for Common Core State Standards is a set of PowerPoint slides that highlights student-centered situations to teach algebra. Great for engaging students in learning Algebra!



For Integrated Math Programs

New for 2015-16:

Support and Honors Supplements

Online Assessments
Walch has launched new online assessments with Smarter Balanced (SBAC) item types to help students become familiar with navigating online tests and question types that they will see on SBAC assessments. Demo an online assessment.


Common Core State Standards Station Activities for Mathematics I
These station-based activities provide students with opportunities to practice and apply the mathematical skills and concepts they are learning in their Math I class. You may use these activities as a complement to your regular lessons, or in place of your regular lessons if students have the basic concepts but need practice.


CCSS Descriptive Statistics for Algebra I/Mathematics I addresses the Common Core State Standards(CCSS) for Statistics and Probability: Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data. These lessons may be used in either Math I or Algebra I courses to teach the new content and practices of the CCSS.


Common Core State Standards Station Activities for Mathematics II
These station-based activities provide students with opportunities to practice and apply the mathematical skills and concepts they are learning in their Math II class. You may use these activities as a complement to your regular lessons, or in place of your regular lessons if students have the basic concepts but need practice.