What is CMP
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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.
ongoing nsf funded research
The primary goal of this project is to help middle school students deepen and communicate their understanding of mathematics.
The project will develop and test a digital platform for middle school mathematics classroom. The platform will allow students to collaboratively create representations of their mathematics thinking, incorporate ideas from other students, and share their work with the class.
COVID-19: CMP 2020-2021
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
CMP FEATURED IN MICHIGAN SERIES ON EMPOWERING MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS
March 1, 2021
AJ Edson and Yvonne Slanger-Grant will be speaking on Equitable Instructional Practices in the third series of guest speakers on Empowering Mathematics Educators, hosted by the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Teachers Talking to Teachers: Formative Assessment
Whitney Evans, Jim Wohlgenhagen, and Jenny Jorgensen talk about strategies when it comes to gathering information from students to make instructional decisions.
Creating Virtual Manipulatives
These power points allow students to do activities virtually. Activities include measure, create new shapes or match representations.
Student work from various CMP Units is available to stimulate conversations about the mathematical teaching and learning embedded in Individual Problems.
Developed, Researched, and Field-Tested at Michigan State University
Published by Savvas Learning