Student Practice to Support Mastery of the Foundational Math Skills

STAMS Solve provides students in grades 3–8 with carefully scaffolded and sequenced practice on the math skills they need to understand to move to the next grade level. This flexible practice book can be used on its own or with the STAMS instructional series to reinforce foundational skills.

  • Questions reinforce conceptual understanding, not just rote and repetitive drill.
  • Perfect for small group settings, extended day programs, and at-home practice.


Grades 3–8

STAMS Solve provides practice on the same 16 foundational topics and the additional CCSS lessons found in each STAMS book. All concepts covered in the STAMS Solve series align to NCTM Focal Points and Connections. Lesson topics have been carefully sequenced so students move from model problems that will activate knowledge to more complex content.

Lesson topics have been carefully sequenced so students move from basic skills to more complex content. Topics include: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, Proportional Relationships, Expressions, Equations, Plane Geometry, Linear Measurement, Area, Surface Area, Volume, Graphs.


Student Book

To ensure students are practicing the types of questions most conducive to learning the key concepts, the following question types are included throughout STAMS Solve:

  • Solve: Short-answer, fill-in-the-blanks, and multi-step problems are geared towards helping students think through a concept.
  • Test practice: Multiple-choice, short-response, and extended-response problems prepare students to think flexibly to solve problems they will encounter on test day.
  • Mental math: Problems can be solved in the students’ heads after answering a series of leading questions.
  • Reasoning: Problems require students to use higher-order thinking skills, including the abilities to evaluate, analyze, and justify.Connect: Activity-based/interactive problems require students to make connections and apply what they have learned.

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Teacher Guide

Teacher Guides include facsimiles of student book pages and reproducible practice sets on additional CCSS standards to give you the support you need to ensure that your students are mastering the key mathematics skills for each grade level.

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