Connected Mathematics Project 3 (CMP3) for Texas Educators
Middle School Math
The goal of Connected Mathematics 3 is to help students develop mathematical knowledge, conceptual understanding, and procedural skills, along with an awareness of the rich connections between math topics. Through the “Launch-Explore-Summarize” model, students investigate and solve problems that develop rigorous higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving strategies. Curriculum development for CMP3 has been guided by an important mathematical idea: All students should be able to reason and communicate proficiently in mathematics. They should have knowledge of and skill in the use of the vocabulary, forms of representation, materials, tools, techniques, and intellectual methods of mathematics. This includes the ability to define and solve problems with reason, insight, inventiveness, and technical proficiency.