### Parent and Family Place

This letter to parents describes the new online curriculum and Realize Reader that your child is using in their Connected Mathematics 3 class.

### Homework Help

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.

### Important Concepts for Grade 6

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.

### Important Concepts for Grade 7

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.

### Important Concepts for Grade 8 / Algebra 1

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.

### Math Background Videos

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.