Digging Deeper: Algebra & Functions Across Grades 6, 7, & 8

Getting to Know CMP Grade 7 Workshop

Digging Deeper: Algebra & Functions Across Grades 6, 7, & 8

June 19 to 23, 2017

June 19 to 23, 2017
The Kellogg Center
Michigan State University
Registration Closed

Why should you attend?

This is a workshop designed for experienced CMP users. The workshop will further the knowledge of participants by expanding on the development of algebraic reasoning in CMP. 

The overarching goals of this workshop

  • Looking across grades 6, 7, and 8 to understand the underpinning mathematical ideas in the Algebra strand and how functions play a key role in the development of these ideas
  • Recognizing the power of using contextual situations to make sense of important algebraic and functional concepts
  • Developing algebraic understanding through connections
  • Examining the development of algebraic thinking across grades 6 through 8 - vertical and horizontal alignment
  • Demonstrating that CMP algebra/function strand is equivalent to high school Algebra I or Integrated Math I
  • Reviewing the research on students algebraic understanding in CMP classrooms

Registration Information

By registering to attend this event, you gain admission to the workshop(s), daily snacks and the mid-week carnival event. Registration is not completed until payment has been received. We encourage you to bring a laptop or tablet when attending this event. You will need to make your own travel and hotel reservations.

Payment Options

The following payment methods are accepted via online registration:

  • Credit Card: we accept American Express, Mastercard and Visa.
  • PO: Payments must be received in full prior to the event date.


Those who register and pay before or on May 2, 2017 will receive the early registration discount of $595.

After this date, the standard registration cost is $695.

The Venue: The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Participants will need to make their own travel and hotel reservations

Located on the Michigan State University campus, the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers guests an outstanding Spartan Experience. High-speed wi-fi, fitness center, gift shop, casual fine dining and covered parking for hotel and restaurant guests are a few of the amenities you can expect when visiting.

Reserve your hotel room now by calling 800.875.5090 and ask for the Connected Mathematics room blocks. Do so quickly as space is limited and rooms are expected to go fast! Visit their website for more information.

219 South Harrison Road
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823

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Additional Hotels are available in the area.

The Marriott, located at 2841 Hannah Blvd is within walking distance to the Kellogg Center. To make reservations, call 888-236-2427.


Parking will be available at the ramp adjacent to the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at a daily rate of about $8. Parking is complimentary for overnight guests staying at the Kellogg Hotel. www.kelloggcenter.com

Air Travel

The Lansing community is served by a couple of airlines at the Capital Region International Airport. You can expect the cost of a taxi from the airport to your hotel to run about $25. You may also want to inquire as to whether your hotel provides a shuttle.

The Kellogg and Marriott Hotels offer a free shuttle service to and from the Lansing airport for their guests. Call the hotel upon your arrival for this service. Courtesy phones are located in the Baggage Claim area.

It is also possible, and usually less expensive, to fly into Detroit Metropolitan Airport and take a shuttle from the Airport to the Marriott at University Place in downtown East Lansing for $50 round trip. The Marriott is about a 17 minute walk from the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. See Michigan Flyer or call 888.643.5937 for schedules.

Flying in and out of Flint or Grand Rapids is also an option, but you will need to rent a car.

Local Buses

For local bus schedules while in the Lansing area check the CATA website.


Cancellation Policy

No refunds can be issued after May 4, 2016. You may substitute another person in your place. Please notify us as soon as possible for any substitutions by emailing Billie Lozen at cmp@math.msu.edu.

Speakers and Schedule

We try to stick to our original schedule, however circumstances are sometimes beyond our control. Scheduling is subject to change without notice.

Privacy Policy

The professional and personal information we collect about you will never been shared outside of Connected Mathematics Project, Michigan State University.

We may photograph or videotape speakers and attendees for use in online or printed promotions and professional development. By attending, you grant us the right to take such photos or videos and use in such ways. If you have concerns, please contact us at cmp@math.msu.edu.

CMP Carnival

CMP Carnival

The CMP carnival is a joint effort between the CMP authors and CMP teachers. It was originally designed to be part of a CMP parent night. The games are taken or adapted from various units in grades 6, 7, and 8. Playing the games illustrates some of the mathematical understanding and reasoning that students develop during the year in the areas of number, geometry, and probability.

We have written rules and guidelines for each of the games as well as  suggestions for awarding points and prizes. Most schools allow one small table per game. Teachers and students take turns running the games.

It has become a tradition to offer the CMP Carnival during the Getting To Know CMP Workshop.

View Instructions and Rules for the CMP Carnival.

Summers in Downtown East Lansing

The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, and Marriott at University Place are conveniently located near Michigan State University and East Lansing's downtown restaurants and shops. During your stay, you may want to:

  • Visit MSU points of interest. Abrams Planetarium, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, Broad Art Museum, MSU Museum, Horticultural Gardens, free outdoor theater plays, walking paths, and the Dairy Store (yummy homemade ice cream!).
  • Attend a minor league Lugnuts baseball game in downtown Lansing.
  • Take a short bus ride to malls and theaters.
  • Stroll the Red Cedar River as it flows through our beautiful campus.

Campus maps are available at Michigan State University's Campus Map website.