
CORE CONNECTIONS, COURSE 3
Core Connections, Course 3 is the third of a threeyear sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory high school mathematics course. On a daily basis, students in Core Connections, Course 3 use problemsolving strategies, questioning, investigating, analyzing critically, gathering and constructing evidence, and communicating rigorous arguments justifying their thinking. Under teacher guidance, 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. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
