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News & Updates

CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Ashley Fabry August 30, 2021 CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Ashley Fabry

Ashley Fabry is starting her first year in the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) at Michigan State University. She is originally from Wisconsin and spent the last 6 years teaching high school math in the greater Madison area. 

July 15, 2021 Update on CMP4

For the 2021-2022 school year, we have over 250 teachers interested in participating in field-testing from 14 states and 3 countries. Teachers and schools were selected and notified on June 1. These sites provide a diversity of populations to help thoroughly test and provide feedback for the next version of CMP curriculum.

CMP Featured in Michigan Series on Empowering Mathematics Educators March 1, 2021 CMP Featured in Michigan Series on Empowering Mathematics Educators

Dr. AJ Edson and Yvonne Slanger-Grant are the third in a series of guest speakers. They will focus on developing student learning with equity-based teaching practices. Participants will engage in conversations about how to understand, appreciate, and draw on student understanding of mathematics to further students’ development, authority, and agency.

CMP Participates in NSF's Meeting the Moment: The Future of STEM Education Research in an Age of Transformation Virtual Meeting December 9, 2020 CMP Participates in NSF's Meeting the Moment: The Future of STEM Education Research in an Age of Transformation Virtual Meeting

Elizabeth Phillips and AJ Edson presented a poster at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Principal Investigator Virtual Meeting entitled Meeting the Moment: The Future of STEM Education Research in an Age of Transformation. The meeting brought together over 600 project investigators who are conducting fundamental research “to advance knowledge on STEM learning and learning environments.”

CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Eli Claffey November 9, 2020 CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Eli Claffey

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.

CMP Hosts First Webinar: Teaching CMP During COVID-19 October 23, 2020 CMP Hosts First Webinar: Teaching CMP During COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) at Michigan State University hosted their first professional development for teachers using CMP’s middle school mathematics curriculum, Connected Mathematics.

CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Brady Tyburski September 15, 2020 CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Brady Tyburski

Brady Tyburski is a PhD student at Michigan State University. He has a BS in mathematics education from Central Michigan University and an MS in mathematics from Colorado State University. His current research primarily concerns how undergraduate students learn about function as a big idea in mathematics. 

NSF Grant Awarded to CMP for Collaborative Digital Teacher Environment August 24, 2020 NSF Grant Awarded to CMP for Collaborative Digital Teacher Environment

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded approximately $2 million to the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) at Michigan State University. The grant will create a collaborative digital environment for middle school mathematics teachers to promote effective planning, implementation, assessment, and reflection.

CMP Professional Development Opportunity - Supporting High Quality Implementation July 14, 2020 CMP Professional Development Opportunity - Supporting High Quality Implementation

Engage in four sessions of professional learning led by Kathy Dole, a highly skilled and well respected Connected Mathematics Project facilitator.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead June 6, 2020 Looking Back, Looking Ahead

We know that you will have to make critical choices to start the school year. While we cannot be there to help each of you individually, we want to support you. We hope that these resources may offer a little support as you prepare for the next school year.

STEM For All Video Showcase: Digital Collaboration and Productive Disciplinary Engagement May 4, 2020 STEM For All Video Showcase: Digital Collaboration and Productive Disciplinary Engagement

During a free week-long event, thousands of researchers, K-12 educators, higher ed faculty, administrators, policymakers, graduate students, and parents will participate in a video showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. Participants can view project videos, post questions and comments, and vote for favorites. 

CMP Promotes Productive Disciplinary Engagement March 24, 2020 CMP Promotes Productive Disciplinary Engagement

Dr. Kristen Bieda, Associate Professor of Education at Michigan State University recently shared the latest work from an NSF-funded design research project exploring the affordances for a digital CMP to support students' productive disciplinary engagement.

2020 CMP Summer Workshops Cancelled March 16, 2020 2020 CMP Summer Workshops Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that the 2020 CMP Summer Workshops will be cancelled. The health and well-being of our participants is paramount as we assess long-term potential impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

We know that many of our participants travel from all over the world to attend our event. We wish to be proactive in keeping everyone healthy and safe.

CMP Presented at International Conference in India January 23, 2020 CMP Presented at International Conference in India

The paper presentation at the Eighth International Conference to Review Research in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education reported on one of the NSF-funded research projects. The paper, Digital Collaborative Environments: Connecting Theory of Inscriptions to the Design and Development of Student Resources was written by AJ Edson and Amit Sharma. 

The Genre(s) of Argumentation in School Mathematics Published in Michigan Reading Journal January 6, 2020 The Genre(s) of Argumentation in School Mathematics Published in Michigan Reading Journal

Published in the Michigan Reading Journal, the author's goal was to argue that shifts in the task prompts from CMP1 to CMP3 may have opened up opportunities for students to generate different kinds of arguments about the Pythagorean Theorem.

CMP Goes to Germany: The Third International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development November 25, 2019 CMP Goes to Germany: The Third International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development

AJ Edson presented at the Third International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development in Paderborn, Germany. Understanding the importance of textbooks, this conference focuses on the vital role textbooks play as a curriculum resource for teaching and learning mathematics in classrooms around the world.

The Story of Launch-Explore-Summarize November 11, 2019 The Story of Launch-Explore-Summarize

Where did the Mathematical Model of Launch, Explore, and Summarize come from? In 1980, the NSF funded the Middle Grades Mathematics Project, a curriculum project consisting of 5 middle school mathematical units and the origins of Launch-Explore-Summarize.

CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Shannon Mchugh November 4, 2019 CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Shannon Mchugh

Meet Shannon Mchugh! Shannon joined CMP in August of 2019.  She is currently finishing up her Bachelor's in Mathematics at MSU and has a passion for math literacy. Shannon and her husband enjoy the outdoors, cooking, gardening, yoga, and ultra-marathons.

Sharing CMP Success at the 2nd Annual Research Forum on Secondary Math Curriculum October 28, 2019 Sharing CMP Success at the 2nd Annual Research Forum on Secondary Math Curriculum

In 2019, CMP author Elizabeth Phillips was a plenary speaker at the 2nd annual Research Forum on Secondary Math Curriculum, held in Beijing, China. The second Research Forum on Secondary Math Curriculum was held on June 14-16, 2019 in Beijing.  

CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Olivia Hinterman September 5, 2019 CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Olivia Hinterman

Meet Olivia Hinterman! Olivia is an undergraduate student who joined CMP in the summer of 2019. She is currently studying social work. She is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, backpacking, and camping.