Curriculum Design

Philosophy
Philosophy

The fundamental features of the CMP program reflect the authors' core beliefs about essential features of effective teaching and learning of mathematics.

Development of CMP
Development of CMP

CMP is based on prior experiences of Lappan and Phillips with the Middle Grade Mathematics Project (MGMP). For several years the MGMP author team studied how teachers made the transition from direct instruction to inquiry-based teaching and learning.

A Glenda Lappan Interview
A Glenda Lappan Interview

This 42-minute video provides Glenda’s answers to ten questions related to the development, background, philosophy, and environment around the development of Connected Mathematics.

A Designer Speaks: Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips
A Designer Speaks: Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips

A Designer Speaks: Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips Michigan State University Challenges in US Mathematics Education through a Curriculum Developer Lens

Let's Make It Real!
Let's Make It Real!

In this paper, Jim Fey, one of the CMP authors, discusses the dilemmas of writing a problem-centered curriculum using contexts. The paper also offers suggestions for how teachers can make the problem settings more relevant for their students. 

Look for and Make Use of Design Structure: A Powerful Practice for Teachers of CMP
Look for and Make Use of Design Structure: A Powerful Practice for Teachers of CMP

Powerpoint Slides from Valerie Mill's opening talk at 2016 Users' Conference. Explore the powerful structures and frameworks designed into CMP and consider how understanding and leveraging these structures in planning/teaching might strengthen the practice of both new and experienced CMP users.