This is the first year for the CPM program in our school. I am seeing student results and hearing comments that I have never seen or heard in my 35 years of teaching. For example, when I was introducing arithmetic sequences, a student automatically volunteered that a sequence was linear. It automatically followed that geometric sequences were exponential. With other programs these connections were rarely made. I had to include a specific lesson to get the correlation. This is typical of concept correlations that were made by students throughout the year. One student in my Pre-Calculus class said that he really liked the book and wanted to purchase one. He said that this is how he can learn math. That has never happened before!

-Lois, Texas