Welcome! In this space, you will find resources to help you learn more about the *Connected Mathematics 3* program and ways to support your CMP3 student.

- Using ACTIVe-book - Video Tutorial Watch this 5-minute tutorial on how to use the Student ACTIVe-book platform.
- Using ACTIVe-book - Printable Walkthrough Use this PDF guide as a reference after watching the video.
- About ACTIVe-book - Parent Letter (English) This letter to parents describes the new online curriculum called "ACTIVe-book" that your child is using in their Connected Mathematics 3 class.
- About ACTIVe-book - Parent Letter (Spanish) This is the Spanish version of the ACTIVe-book parent letter.
- The CMP3 Authors' Site for Parents This site contains a wealth of information for parents, provided by the authors of the CMP3 program at Michigan State University.

One of the goals of *Connected Mathematics* is to assist children in figuring out as much as they can for themselves. You can help by asking questions that guide, without telling what to do or giving away answers.

Good questions and good listening will help children make sense of mathematics, build self-confidence, and encourage mathematical thinking and communication. A good question opens up a problem and supports different ways of thinking about the problem; it cannot be answered with a simple "yes" or "no." By asking good questions, and by referring to the notebook that students create and use in class, you will be building on in-class experiences and contributing to your child's success. This section provides examples of guiding questions.

This section provides brief explanations of key mathematical ideas for each Grade 6 Unit of the CMP3 curriculum. These *Important Concepts* include a short description of several important mathematical ideas along with illustrative examples of each. Use these helpful reference sheets to reinforce your math knowledge as you work with your student at home.

This section provides brief explanations of key mathematical ideas for each Grade 7 Unit of the CMP3 curriculum. These *Important Concepts* include a short description of several important mathematical ideas along with illustrative examples of each. Use these helpful reference sheets to reinforce your math knowledge as you work with your student at home.

This section provides brief explanations of key mathematical ideas for each Grade 8 / Algebra 1 Unit of the CMP3 curriculum. These *Important Concepts* include a short description of several important mathematical ideas along with illustrative examples of each. Use these helpful reference sheets to reinforce your math knowledge as you work with your student at home.

These short clips are the same videos many CMP3 teachers use to review key math concepts when they prepare to teach CMP3 lessons. Use these helpful videos to bolster your math knowledge as you help your student with homework. The video clips highlight important mathematical ideas and concepts in each CMP3 Unit in an easy-to-understand visual way.

Parents can use these glossaries to reference definitions of important terms at each grade level. These terms and definitions are the same as those found at the end of each unit and in the digital glossary.