What is CMP?

The Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) was funded by the National Science Foundation to develop a complete middle school mathematics curriculum, Connected Mathematics, for students and teachers. CMP is a problem-centered curriculum promoting an inquiry-based teaching-learning classroom environment. Mathematical ideas are identified and embedded in a sequenced set of tasks and explored in depth to allow students to develop rich mathematical understandings and meaningful skills. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and the Standards for Mathematical Practice are embedded with in each problem.

The overarching goal of CMP is to help students and teachers develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, and skill along with an awareness of and appreciation for the rich connections among mathematical strands and between mathematics and other disciplines. The CMP curriculum development has been guided by our single mathematical standard:

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 the discipline of mathematics, including the ability to define and solve problems with reason, insight, inventiveness, and technical proficiency.


Latest News

August 26, 2014
Two CMP Teachers Co-Author Article in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
August 19, 2014
CMP Launches Facebook Group for Teachers
CMP has launched a Facebook group dedicated to CMP teachers and teacher leader, allowing them to connect and collaborate with one another and to discuss various aspects of teaching and learning.
July 30, 2014
Dash/ACTIVe-Book Updates Coming on 7/15

The Dash/ACTIVe-book web applications will undergo a feature updates on July 15, 2014. You will experience improvements in how you and your students are able to use these digital resources.

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Conferences & Workshops

August 26, 2014
Margaret (Peg) Smith to be Keynote Speaker at CMP Users' Conference
February 20 to 21, 2015
The 18th Annual CMP Users' Conference
The date has been set! The 18th Annual CMP Users' Conference will occur on February 20 and 21, 2015!
June 22, 2015
8th Annual Leadership Workshop
The 8th Annual Leadership Workshop will occur on Michigan State Campus, June 22 to 26, 2015. More information will be provided later.
June 23, 2015
The 20th Annual Getting to Know CMP Workshop
The Getting to Know CMP workshop will be occuring on Michigan State Campus, June 22 to 26, 2015. More information will be provided at a later date.

Teacher Support

Planning: Teacher Planning Guide
Use the CMP Teacher Planning Guide to help with teaching specific lessons.
Teaching: Student Work from Comparing & Scaling, Problem 1.2: Making Juice
Check out student work from the classic CMP "Orange Juice" problem in the grade 7 Unit Comparing and Scaling.
Planning: Scope and Sequence
The Scope and Sequence for each unit is now available under Unit Resources. The Scope and Sequence contains the big picture ideas and connections to prior and future units.
Planning: Focus Questions
The Focus Questions for each unit in each grade are now available online.

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