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Middle School Math Textbook Adopted, 1 Book to 1 Student

Child Solving Math Problem May 30, 2018 – Every middle school student in West Ada School District will have his or her own copy of the newly adopted College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM) Core Connections Courses 1-3 textbook to use in both the classroom and home next school year.

 

Three Guiding Principles

Cooperative Learning

1. Students learn ideas more deeply when they discuss ideas with classmates.

Problem-Based Learning

2. Students learn ideas more usefully when they learn by attacking problems - ideally from the real world.

Mixed, Spaced Practice

3. Students learn ideas more permanently when they are required to engage and re-engage with the ideas for months or even years.

 

Resources to Help Your Student at Home

Homework Help

Free homework help at https://homework.cpm.org/:

  • does not require an account
  • allows you to view all homework problems and selected hints, answers, and etools

Parent Guide with Extra Practice

Parent Guide pages for core concepts in a chapter, which include:

  • an explanation of the concept and/or visual model used,
  • two worked examples concerning the concept,
  • and extra practice problems concerning the concept with answers to check your student’s work

Checkpoint Problems

One or two homework problems per chapter that signal that your student is near mastery of that concept, which allow you to go to the back of the textbook to:

  • check your student’s answer to a checkpoint problem,
  • read an explanation of the concept that checkpoint problem covers,
  • two worked examples concerning the concept,
  • and extra practice problems concerning the concept with answers to check your student’s work

 

CPM Education Program, 1989-2018, http://cpm.org/research-base