• CPM ebook website is:  ebooks.cpm.org
    CPM Core Connections Course 3  http://www.cpm.org

    Core Connections, Course 3 is the third of a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory algebra course.

    On a daily basis, students in Core Connections, Course 3 use problem-solving strategies, questioning, investigating, analyzing critically, gathering and constructing evidence, and communicating rigorous arguments justifying their thinking. Students learn in collaboration with others while sharing information, expertise, and ideas. The course helps students to develop multiple strategies to solve problems and to recognize the connections between concepts. The lessons in the course meet all of the content standards and embed the “Mathematical Practices” of the Common Core State Standards released in June 2010. 


    Math 8 (CPM Course 3) 2023

    Teacher Contact Information

    Mrs. Tina Hukill-Brown                                           Mrs. Cindy Neroni

    hukillbr@hudson.k12.oh.us                                      neronic@hudson.k12.oh.us


    • To build a strong foundation for the study of higher mathematics.

    • To explore and develop a conceptual understanding of Pre-algebra using the following mathematical processes: problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections

    • To practice mental math and to apply algebraic concepts to real-world situations.

    • To make connections between the patterns, rules, tables, and graphs that occurs in mathematics.

    • To think and write about math.

    Your Math Grade

    • Your grades will be updated weekly online so you can track your current grade in math.  Grades are calculated and weighted using three types of grades:

    Summative Assessments – 50%

    • Individual Tests (cumulative) – one per chapter

      • Each individual test will be composed of approximately 40% new material and 60% review material.

      • If you are absent, you are expected to make it up the day you return to school in the ARC room unless previous arrangements have already been made


    Participation and Assessments with Resources– 15%

    • Team Reviews–one per chapter (approximately one week before individual test)

      • If you are absent from a team review, you will do the team review individually with your book and notes as a resource, unless other arrangements have been made.

    • Participation Quizzes

    • Team Presentations


    Formative Assessment (homework, classwork, checkpoints, quick checks) – 35%

    • Homework: Homework will be given at the beginning of each week and is due on the last day of that week.  Homework is collected and graded for completion and for accuracy.   Homework may be corrected and turned in for points.   All late assignments will only be given partial credit.

    • Quizzes - short assessments composed of new material.

    Required MaterialsPlease bring with you to class every day:  

    3-ring binder with dividers (classwork, homework, and toolkit), 

    a graphing notebooks (kept inside binder), 

    Chromebook and/or textbook, CPM notes workbook (kept inside binder), 

    TI-34 Multi-view Calculator (some days calculators will NOT be allowed), 

    pencils with erasers, and a pen to correct homework.

    Extra HelpPlease seek help as soon as you are experiencing difficulty.

    • Mrs. Hukill and Mrs. Neroni are available during team support, 6th period focus or can work with you to make an appointment.

    • Ask a parent or friend – have a buddy you can contact at home with questions.

    • Cpm.org website: extra practice problems found in Parent Guide

    Absent Work

    If you are absent, you need to check the calendar and your google classroom.   It is your responsibility to make up that work and turn it in the next day (or however many days you were absent).  If you have questions, see a classmate or your teachers for help. ☺

    Classroom Expectations

    • Be ready to begin when the bell rings, and expect to work hard.

    • Be responsible for your own learning.

    • Be patient and respectful of your teacher, classmates and the classroom.

    • Keep all personal electronics put away unless we are using them in class.

    Team Work Rules

    • Only talk about math.

    • Do not talk to other groups.

    • When you are stuck, ask everyone in your group before asking the teacher.

    • Everyone should be working on the same problem at the same time.

    Suggestions for Success

    • Have good attendance.

    • Do homework daily.

    • Work together, learn together.

    • Stay organized.

    • Treat others with respect!

    • We are in this together.  Remember we are here for you!