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 that promotes an inquiry-based teaching- learning classroom environment. Important mathematical ideas are indentified and embedded in a carefully 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 the Connected Mathematics Project (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

July 9, 2014
Middle school mathematics teachers connect with new teaching methods
Enhancing mathematics education instruction for middle school students was the focus at the annual Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) summer workshops held June 23 to 27 at Michigan State University (MSU).
June 13, 2014
CMP Launches a New Website
The Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) at Michigan State University launches a new website to correspond with the release of CMP3, copyright 2014. 
March 7, 2014
Glenda Lappan retires after 50 years at MSU
Glenda Lappan has come a long way - from farm girl in southern Georgia to MSU Distinguished Professor of Mathematics. Due to her perseverance, and her dedication as a mathematics teacher and researcher, there has been a startling transformation in the way middle school mathematics is taught today.
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Conferences & Workshops

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
Dates for the 20th Annual Getting to Know CMP Workshop have been announced! The workshop will be occuring on Michigan State Campus, June 22 to 26, 2015. More information will be provided at a later date.

Teacher Support

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.
Focus Questions
The Focus Questions for each unit in each grade are now available online.
MMM 7-7 Filling and Wrapping Classroom Video
Students learn about and experiment with surface area and volume in this lesson from the Connected Math Project.
MMM 8-2 Looking for Pythagoras Classroom Video
The goal of this lesson is for students to develop an early understanding of the concept of square root as the length of a side of a square.

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