Continental, your Pennsylvania neighbor, offers Finish Line PA Core Math to reinforce your daily teaching of the standards and prepare students for the PSSA.
Easy to Use
Concise, simply-presented lessons keep students focused and on task. Components include student workbooks, student answer booklets (optional), and annotated teacher’s editions.
Directly Aligned to Pennsylvania’s Standards
Workbooks include 300+ pages of instruction and practice written for the Eligible Content of the Pennsylvania Core Standards.
Practice for the PSSA
A mix of question types include multiple-choice and open-ended, as found on the PSSA.
A Foundation of Big Ideas
The first unit reviews big ideas from the previous grade with four-to-five topics that are key to new concepts in the current grade. This allows students to refresh their skills in these areas before building on them to learn new ideas.
Gradual Release of Responsibility
Each lesson uses the gradual release model—from teacher-led instruction to individual student work—in a four-part format: Skill Introduction, Focused Instruction, Guided Practice, and Independent Practice.
Tools for Learning
Flash cards and a glossary are provided for key concepts and vocabulary presented in the book.
Annotated teacher’s editions provide plenty of support with suggestions for use/teaching strategies; objective for each lesson; student book pages with correct answers, correlations to the Eligible Content or Pennsylvania Core Standards and Depth of Knowledge (DOK), and answer rationales for items in the Independent Practice; extension activity/hands-on activity and vocabulary for each lesson; reproducible cut-out tools; and connections to the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Student Answer Booklets
Reuse your workbooks year after year with our student answer booklets. Students write their work and answers right into the booklets, keeping the workbooks pristine for future use. They’re an affordable option for tight school budgets.
This series is ideal for collaborative and independent work in the classroom, out-of-school programs, and homework.
Student Book: 300-328 pages
Annotated Teacher’s Edition: approx. 200 pages