Chapter 1
CPM Homework Booklet Students using strategies to make a word problem easier to understand.

Chapter 1: Problem SolvingWelcome to math class!
This initial chapter will introduce you to many of the big ideas you will explore and the ways in which you will be working. You will apply your current mathematical knowledge to solve problems, some of which you will revisit later in the course using new algebraic tools. In the second part of this chapter, you will develop methods for solving problems that involve proportional relationships. For example, if you want to know how many people at your school are lefthanded, how can you use the information from your class to make a prediction? Questions like these will rely on your understanding about proportions. Finally, this chapter is about problem solving. During this chapter, you will use a variety of problemsolving strategies that will remain useful throughout this course. Math Notes
