# Connected Mathematics Project 4 Updates

We are proud to announce the pending release of Connected Mathematics4!

Read below to learn about the history of Connected Mathematics Project, updates made
in CMP4, and how you can get Connected Mathematics4 at your school!

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**Get to Know Connected Mathematics 4**

**STEM Problem Format**

Rather than using conventional numbering and lettering (e.g., A1, A2, B1, B2, B3,
etc.) that resemble worksheets the CMP **STEM Problem Format** includes three parts: Initial Challenge, What If…? and Now What Do You Know?

The format promotes learning in an environment that more closely resembles the work of STEM professionals.

**Mathematical Reflection**

The **Mathematical Reflection** for each unit consists of one overarching question that guides the development of
the big mathematical idea(s) in the unit.

**Arc of Learning**

The CMP **Arc of Learning** is a teacher professional resource that makes explicit the intentions of the curriculum
designers about how students engage in the learning of mathematics over time. It characterizes
deeply grounded and connected learning from informal to more sophisticated understandings
that is different than the prevalent focus on student learning as passively watching
and imitating isolated skills.

**Attending to Individual Learning Needs**

The CMP Framework for **Attending to the Individual Learning Needs** characterizes five essential classroom elements for creating an environment in which
teachers can support students’ development of mathematical identities.

# About Connected Mathematics Project

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.

## Quotes From a Field-Testing Teachers

“Today in class, one of my students said, "I really like this curriculum...This has been my strongest math year yet."”