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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.

An Introduction to CMP3

ongoing nsf funded research

The goal of this project is to design a collaborative digital environment that can enhance students’ productive disciplinary engagement. Embedding the Connected Mathematics Project curriculum with its new CMP STEM Problem Format and just in time supports in the platform provides students with new opportunities to investigate important mathematical ideas

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COVID-19: CMP 2020

Teachers and school districts are facing many challenges as they plan for the 2020-21 school year. Giving individual guidance is difficult because what you do depends on so many variables.

We have added additional resources that may be helpful in your planning for the upcoming school year


Latest News

CMP Staff in the Spotlight

September 15, 2020

Brady Tyburski is a PhD student at Michigan State University. He has a BS in mathematics education from Central Michigan University and an MS in mathematics from Colorado State University. His current research primarily concerns how undergraduate students learn about function as a big idea in mathematics. 

Welcome to CMP, Brady!

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NSF Grant Awarded to CMP for Collaborative Digital Teacher Environment

August 24, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded approximately $2 million to the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) at Michigan State University. The grant will create a collaborative digital environment for middle school mathematics teachers to promote effective planning, implementation, assessment, and reflection.

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A CMP Webinar: Teaching CMP During COVID-19

Registration is open!

October 21, 2020 join experienced CMP leaders as they share current ideas, strategies, challenges, and successes of teaching CMP in a remote or social distance settings.

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Developed, Researched, and Field-Tested at Michigan State University

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