Support for Teaching
Each grade level in CMP includes Unit projects. Projects are typically assigned at the end of the Unit. Projects are open-ended tasks that provide opportunities for students to engage in independent work and to demonstrate their broad understanding of the mathematics in the Unit.
The CMP Carnival is held every year at the annual CMP Summer Workshops. These activities provide a fun way to utilize a variety of mathematical skills, such as probability, factors and products, and number sense.
We encourage you to offer similar activities in your communities, such as an end of year activity or for a parents' night.
Working collaboratively allows students to tackle more complicated and more conceptually difficult problems. Providing guidelines to your students will help them understand their responsibilities when it comes to working in pairs and groups.
This Formative Assessment Framework highlights how formative assessment is ongoing in Connected Mathematics during planning, teaching, and reflecting.
Resources are provided to help mathematics teachers and instructional leaders make sense of formative assessment as an ongoing process occurring throughout CMP lessons.
Teachers may use the list to help students track their vocabulary growth as they move throughout the grade level and beyond. Teachers may use the list to create other formats which will highlight vocabulary for students.
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.
The Unit Goals, Focus Questions, and Mathematical Reflections for each unit are contained in one document to assist with planning and teaching.
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.
Videos of CMP classes are provided to illustrate and to stimulate conversations about teaching and learning embedded in classroom interactions.
CMP teachers (both new and experienced) and teacher leads to connect and collaborate with on another to discuss various aspects of teaching and learning with CMP.
Jennifer Kruger, a CMP teacher for ten years, shares how she plans each of her lessons.
Provides important questions that can guide teachers' planning for teaching a Problem.