Welcome Parents and Guardians of CMP Students!
Helping Your Child
This website was designed to answer some of the questions and concerns you might have. If you are primarily looking for ways to help your child with homework, this site offers general support and well as specific, unit- by - unit, mathematical help.
The Homework Tips section offers general advice for working with your child on homework or on helping your child get organized.
The Mathematical Help section provides examples to illustrate specific concepts and possible solutions to selected homework problems.
The Glossary is an alphabetical compilation of all 24 glossaries from CMP2 units.
The Math Content by Strand page explains what your child will learn in each CMP unit.
The Curriculum Development section offers general information about the Connected Mathematics Project.
The results from 10 years of testing consistently show that:
CMP is an effective middle school curriculum that is accessible to all students.
CMP students do as well as, or better than, non-CMP students on tests of basic skills, and outperform non-CMP students on tests of problem- solving ability, conceptual understanding, and proportional reasoning.
CMP students can use basic skills to solve important mathematical problems and are able to communicate their reasoning and understanding.
By the end of grade 8, CMP students show considerable ability to solve non-routine algebra problems and demonstrate a strong understanding of linear functions and a beginning understanding of exponential and quadratic functions.