Preparing to Teach CMP
A quick list of resources on the CMP website as teachers get ready for the school year.
Unit Preparation
 Planning a Unit
 Questions to consider when becoming familiar with a Unit
 Planning an Investigation
 Questions to consider when looking at an Investigation
 Focus Questions, Unit Goals, & Mathematical Reflections
 The Unit Goals, Focus Questions, and Mathematical Reflections for each unit are contained in one document to assist with planning and teaching.
 Scope and Sequence
 The Scope and Sequence contains the order of the Units in which they should be taught. In addition, the instructional time and Investigations, goals, Common Core Standards, and connections to other units are provided for each Unit.
 CMP Classroom Observation Guide: Working Together to Support Teacher and Student Learning
 This guide is intended to provide a comprehensive look at a CMP classroom. Use it to inspire rich conversations among teachers, coaches, and administrators based around the teaching and learning of mathematics in a productive classroom environment.
Lesson Preparation
 Instructional Model
 Problemcentered teaching opens the mathematics classroom to exploring, conjecturing, reasoning, and communicating. The CMP model looks at instruction in three phases: launching, exploring, and summarizing.
 Planning a Lesson
 Questions to consider when planning a Launch, Explore, and Summarize.
 Planning to Teach a Problem
 Provides important questions that can guide teachers' planning for teaching a Problem.
 How I plan a Lesson
 Jennifer Kruger, a CMP teacher for ten years, shares how she plans each of her lessons.
 Preparing, Questioning, and Scaffolding Considerations Video: Teachers Talking to Teachers 9 minutes 15 seconds
 Presented by Whitney Evans and Jim Wohlgenhagen
 From the 2010 Users' Conference
 This video provides "key ingredients" for preparing an effective lesson.
 Providing for Individual Needs
 Suggestions on how to increase interaction and participation throughout the Launch, Explore, and Summary.
 Reflecting on Student Learning
 Jennifer Kruger, a CMP teacher for ten years, shares how she plans each of her lessons.
Discourse and Collaboration: Teacher Strategies
 Preparing the Classroom Environment
 Suggestions for grouping and displaying student work.
 Using Talk Moves to Support Mathematical Discussions in a CMP Classroom
 2016 Users' Conference Video
 Presented by Cynthia Callard & Jennifer Kruger
 Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions
 Use the practices to focus the discussion on the mathematics of the lesson.
 New CMP Teacher Suggestions Video
 From the 2010 Users' Conference
 Presented by Yvonne Grant, Teri Keusch, and Jim Mamer
 Questions asked by Ryan Hoffman (a student teacher in a CMP classroom), Jill Newton (assistant professor at Purdue University who supervisors student teachers), and audience members.

 Is it important all groups share their work in the summary? 3 minutes 5 seconds
 How do I get away from helping too much? 3 minutes 56 seconds
Discourse and Collaboration: Supporting Students
 Choosing and Establishing Classroom Norms
 Establishing a classroom culture where student thinking is visible and valued will help students view learning as their own and strive to work collaboratively to a deeper understanding.
 Working with Pairs and Small Groups
 CMP suggests two types of collaborativelearning groupings: partner work and smallgroup work.
 Shake It Up Videos

 AddOn's 2 minutes 3 seconds
 Edit My Thought 1 minute 56 seconds
 Gallery Walk 2 minutes 52 seconds
 Spies 1 minute 50 seconds
 Dry Erase Desks 1 minute 19 seconds
 Stations 2 minutes 24 seconds
 New CMP Teacher Suggestions Video

 How do you convince students to work together? 5 minutes 51 seconds
 What do you do when students get wrong answers? 1 minute 50 seconds
 What do you do with students who finish ahead of others? 2 minutes 26 seconds
Student Work and Notebooks
 Role of Student Work in Promoting Understanding and Reasoning
 CMP3 uses examples of student work throughout the student editions and teacher support to address the standard: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
 Making Thinking Visible
 When you are establishing student ownership of their learning, a first step is to have students prepare artifacts that will be displayed for peer observation followed by wholeclass or small group dialogue about their artifacts.
 Notebooks from the 2014 and 2015 Getting to Know CMP Workshops
 Shake It Up

 Interactive Notebooks 2 minutes 53 seconds
 Color 1 minute 31 seconds
 Preparing Communication and Organization Tools
 New CMP Teacher Suggestions Video

 How do you use notebooks, especially for low level learners? 3 minutes 43 seconds
 How do you decide what to assign for homework and how to grade it? 2 minutes 20 seconds
Using Technology
 Framing Technology Choices 4 minutes 33 seconds
 Presented by Shawn Towle and Karrie Tufts
 From 2016 Getting to Know CMP Summer Workshops
 One to One and Collaboration Video 50 seconds
 Presentedby Shawn Towle and Karrie Tufts
 From 2016 Getting to Know CMP Summer Workshops
 Flipped Classroom & CMP Video 1 minute 42 seconds
 Presented by Shawn Towle and Karrie Tufts
 From 2016 Getting to Know CMP Summer Workshops