Awards

The following awards were given to Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) to one or more of the authors for their work on CMP.

New England Book Show
May 6, 2014
CMP3 is a winner as a series in the 2014 New England Book Show for design elements.
Cool Tool Award
March, 2014
CMP3 was a finalist in two categories for 2014 EdTech “Cool Tools” awards: Digital Textbooks and Mobile App Solution.
The Lappan-Phillips Professorship
March, 2013
Royalties from CMP2 Endowment Fund created the first Lappan-Phillips Professorship in Mathematics and Science. Melanie Cooper was named the first Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University Department of Chemistry.
MSU Technology Transfer Achievement Award
2012
This award, given to Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips, recognizes an MSU research or research group for the long-term involvement and success in the development, licensing, and/or commercialization of intellectual property.
Michigan Women’s Hall of Fall Inductee
2009
Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips were selected as two of the 2009 inductees into The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. They received the Life Achievement Award presented by the Michigan Women's Studies Association. The award highlighted the contribution of CMP to mathematics education.
The ISDDE Award for Design in Education
2008
The International Society for Design and Development Award for excellence in the design of a product for learning science or mathematics. This award was given to Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips for their work with CMP.
The Lappan-Phillips-Fitzgerald Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education
January 22, 2002.
Royalties from CMP2 Endowment Fund established the Lappan-Phillips-Fitzgerald Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education, the first of its kind at MSU and one of the few such endowed mathematics education chairs across the nation. It was created to continue CMP’s commitment to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics through research and development. The first endowed chair was Ana Sfard
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1999
The American Association for Advancement of Science, in its review of twelve nationally available middle school mathematics curricula, ranked Connected Mathematics highest, stating that it “contains both in-depth mathematics content and excellent instructional support.”
US Department of Education
1999
Connected Mathematics was the only middle school mathematics curriculum awarded “exemplary” status by the U.S. Department of Education’s Mathematics and Science Education Expert Panel . Of the 61 elementary, middle school, and high school curricula submitted for review, only five received this status.

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is a great honor and we here at CMP are so proud of our teachers who have been given this award.

Have you received an award for teaching CMP and are interested in sharing it with us? If so, please contact Amie Lucas at lucasa@msu.edu with details about your accomplishment.

Karma Vince
2015
Ohio
Leif Carlson
2015
Minnesota
Shawn Towle
2009
Maine
Anne Keith
2007
Montana
Jim Mamer
2001
Ohio
I thank and attribute my award to the wonderful experiences I've had with the curriculum and all the professional development opportunities I've had with CMP at MSU and around the country.
Karrie Tufts
2000
Michigan
Karrie Tufts currently teaches sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Connected Math Project (CMP) in Traverse City, Michigan. She was a pilot teacher for CMP1, 2, 3, and worked on the assessment team for CMP3. Karrie works nationally in professional development and won the Presidential Award for Elementary Mathematics in 2000. That same year she began working with Project Zero at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. The focus for that work centers around making thinking visible while using thinking routines to deepen understanding and is a perfect fit with CMP. Karrie is in awe of the brilliance of the authors and continues to deepen her understanding of mathematics each year with this program.
Jenny Jorgensen
1991
Maine
Linda Walker
1991
Florida
I served on the CMP Adivsory Board for the years of the production of the first edition and taught each Unit as the first drafts were completed, providing feedback to the authors. I provided professional development for districts implementing CMP in California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Montana, Arizona, South Dakota, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania as well as the American School in Milan, Italy.