One of the main goals of CPM is to have mathematics make sense. We want students to learn to use the textbook as a resource, not just a bunch of problems to solve, but to gain information. We expect students to take responsibility for their education by actively working at learning mathematics. We want students to retain information and skills and develop strong problem solving skills, one such skill is to develop a way to choose the best strategy for solving a problem. We strive to create creative, problem solvers who know how to collaborate and communicate clearly.