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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


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Eli & Jess
CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Eli Claffey

November 9, 2020

Welcome, Eli Claffey! One of CMP's newest staff member.

Eli is interested in identity and math teaching and learning, responsive ways to scaffold problems with technology, and assessments effects on students' and teachers' endeavors. 

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CMP is hiring

The Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) at Michigan State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The postdoctoral research associate will work with the strong and highly collaborative team of experts from Michigan State University in collaboration with the Concord Consortium to develop and test a set of digital resources.

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Are we ever going to get there?
Enhancing & hindering during the launch, explore, and summarize

Explore with Mary Beth Schmitt strategies for pacing and prioritizing lesson designs and implementations. 

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

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