To be successful in mathematics, students need to develop the ability to reason mathematically. To do so, students need to think about what they already know and then connect this knowledge to the new ideas they are learning. Many students are not used to the idea that what they learned yesterday or last week will be connected to today’s lesson. Too often students do not have to do much thinking in school because they are usually just told what to do. When students understand that connecting prior learning to new ideas is a normal part of their education, they will be more successful in this mathematics course (and any other course, for that matter). The student’s responsibilities for learning mathematics include the following:
Assisting your child to understand and accept these responsibilities will help him or her to be successful in this course, develop mathematical reasoning, and form habits that will help her/him become a life-long learner.
Additional support for students and parents is provided at the CPM Homework Help site and in the Parent Guide:
The Homework Help website provides a variety of complete solutions, hints, and answers. Some problems refer back to other similar problems. The website is designed to assist students to be able to do the problems but not necessarily do the problems for them.
The Parent Guide provides an alternative explanation of key ideas along with additional practice problems. The Parent Guide resources are arranged by chapter and strand. The Parent Guide is also available as a printed copy for purchase at the CPM Web Store or accessible free below.
|Core Connections (English)||Core Connections (Español)||Connection Series|
|CC1: Parent Guide||CC1: Guía para padres con práctica adicional||MC1: Parent Guide|
|CC2: Parent Guide||CC2: Guía para padres con práctica adicional||MC2: Parent Guide|
|CC3: Parent Guide||CC3: Guía para padres con práctica adicional||AC: Parent Guide|
|CCA: Parent Guide||CCA: Guía para padres con práctica adicional||CAC: Parent Guide|
|CCG: Parent Guide||CCG: Guía para padres con práctica adicional||GC: Parent Guide|
|CCA2: Parent Guide||CCA2: Guía para padres con práctica adicional||A2C: Parent Guide|
|INT1: Parent Guide||INT1: Guía para padres con práctica adicional|
|INT2: Parent Guide||INT2: Guía para padres con práctica adicional|
|INT3: Parent Guide||INT3: Guía para padres con práctica adicional|