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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 within 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

September 17, 2014
18th Annual CMP Users' Conference Registration Opens
The 18th Annual CMP Users' Conference will be taking place at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on beautiful Michigan State Campus on February 20 to 21, 2015. 
September 12, 2014
CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Amy Ray
Amy Ray is a 2nd year PhD student in the PRIME program at Michigan State University. 
September 5, 2014
CMP Staff In the Spotlight: AJ Edson
AJ Edson completed his Ph.D. in mathematics education at Western Michigan University in 2014 and now is serving as a postdoctoral fellow with the Connected Mathematics Project.
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Conferences & Workshops

February 20 to 21, 2015
The 18th Annual CMP Users' Conference
The 18th Annual CMP Users' Conference will occur on February 20 and 21, 2015! Keynote speaker is Margaret (Peg) Smith!
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: Learning to Plan
Jennifer Krueger, a cmp teachers for ten years, shares how she plans each of her lessons in an interview Videoes included.
Planning: Algebra and the CCSSM in CMP3 Grade 6
An overview of the development of algebra in grade 6 with examples from Prime Time, Comparing Bits and Pieces, Let’s Be Rational, Covering and Surrounding, Decimal Ops, as well as Variables and Patterns.
Planning: Helpful Hints When Using Dash
Tips and tricks on a new way to navigate through Dash efficiently and learn how to export ACE exercises and resources from Dash to PDFs or word documents.
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