News & Updates
CMP Author and University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, Glenda Lappan has a major impact on everyone she meets! Meet Glenda!
What helps make a good curriculum? How about a hard working CMP author who is a grandmother to 7 and a Yooper at heart? Meet Elizabeth Difanis Phillips!
Meet MSU sophomore and CMP novice knitter, Tyler Boyd.
Enthusiastic Spartan fan, Yvonne Grant is CMP's resident middle school mathematics teacher and CMP professional development coordinator.
Meet Susan Friel. Susan is not only a CMP Author and Professor of Mathematics Education but also an avid gardener, grandmother and coordinated cat/dog namer! Learn more about Susan.
When not working on the CMP Website, camping specialist Amie Lucas is enjoying the outdoors. No matter the season! Meet Amie Lucas.
Amy Ray is a 2nd year PhD student in the PRIME program at Michigan State University. In her free time, she likes to play clarinet and piano!
AJ Edson completed his Ph.D. in mathematics education at Western Michigan University in 2014 and now is serving as a postdoctoral fellow with the Connected Mathematics Project.
CMP author, Elizabeth Phillips, was elected to the Executive Committee for the International Society for Design and Development of Education (ISDDE).
Two CMP teachers, Cynthia Callard and Jennifer Kruger, co-authored an article with Jeffrey Choppin in the latest issue of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School with Jeffrey Choppin.
CMP has launched a Facebook group dedicated to CMP teachers and teacher leader, allowing them to connect and collaborate with one another and to discuss various aspects of teaching and learning.
Enhancing mathematics education instruction for middle school students was the focus at the annual CMP summer workshops held June 23 to 27 at Michigan State University.
Glenda Lappan has come a long way - from farm girl in southern Georgia to MSU Distinguished Professor of Mathematics. Due to her perseverance, and her dedication as a mathematics teacher and researcher, there has been a startling transformation in the way middle school mathematics is taught today.
Horizon Research, Inc. conducted a quasi-experimental matched- group longitudinal study to compare student outcomes in schools using Connected Mathematics, 2nd Edition (CMP2) to schools using conventional textbook programs.
A Designer Speaks: Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips
Challenges in US Mathematics Education through a Curriculum Developer Lens
An independent efficacy research study The Effects of Connected Mathematics Project 2 on Student Performance reports that CMP2 students demonstrated significantly greater gains in problem-solving, math communication, and math reasoning strategies than their peers.
Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips have been awarded the ISDDE Prize "for excellence in design for education in science or mathematics" for Connected Mathematics.