CPM has created weekly tips for teachers, parents and students, written to help everyone be successful in math. Teachers can follow the teacher tips and post parent and student Tips of the Week to their personal webpages or include them in newsletters or updates sent out regularly. Each tip highlights events and ideas that are relevant during the given week they are distributed. For instance, at the start of the school year, the tips discuss effective team work, while mid year, the tips might discuss how best to prepare for a midterm exam. You can find these tips here:
Overarching Societal Statements: Rather than using a traditional thesis statement you can put forth a societal observation that ties into the theme of your essay. This can be very effective if the statement is unique and gives a glimpse into how you view the world. It can be detrimental if your statement is debatable or unclear. Make sure that if you use this form of introduction that no admissions office will take offense to it.