CPM, Core Connections--Course 1
For math, we are using a program entitled Core Connections, Year 1. This program integrates basic skills with conceptual understanding and problem solving and is designed to prepare students for College Preparatory Mathematics courses in higher grades. It is not only designed to enable students to understand and master mathematics curriculum standards, but to develop the students' logical and mathematical reasoning skills. Students will be expected to take notes, explain, and reflect on their thinking in their math journal to better understand concepts.

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iReady Math

This is a problem-based pre-algebra book. Ideally, the students work in pairs and groups enhance their understanding of mathematics.

"An old Chinese proverb says, 'Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.' In teaching children how to prosper in a mathematically literate society, classroom educators have become aware of a very valuable lesson: If we give students the answers, they will do well on a test; if we teach students to solve problems, they will succeed for a lifetime."

-- Gail Burrill, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM


Try a math challenge!   Figure This! Math Challenges for Families

Check out this link! There are so many cool explorations! Go to the Challenge index or the Math Index to choose an activity. After you read about it, click on "Getting started." Related activities and answers are provided! Check out the "Family Corner," too!