Teacher and Classroom Connections Videos

Connecting with other CMP teachers. The Teacher Connection Videos consist of CMP teachers sharing their planning and reflecting thoughts on the Launch, Explore, or Summary phases of a specific CMP Problem.

The Classroom Connection Videos include a deeper look into the teacher's classroom during that Problem.

 

General  

Hands, pencils, and paper
Assessments in CMP
Classroom Connection

Grade 6  

Prime Time

Katy Calderon
Prime Time Problem 2.2 Launch
Looking at Cicada Cycles
Presented by Katy Calderon
Classroom Connection
Problem 2.3
Problem 2.3 Launch
Bagging Snacks: Choosing Common Multiples or Common Factors
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Jennifer Kruger
Problem 2.3 Summary
Bagging Snacks
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Teacher Connection
Lockers
Problem 3.4 Explore
Unraveling the Locker Problem
Presented by Katy Calderon
Teacher Connection
Jim Mamer
Problem 4.2 Launch
Using the Distribute Property
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Katy
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Comparing Bits and Pieces

Jim Mamer
Problem 1.2 Explore
Fundraising Thermometers: Introducing Ratios
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Comparing Bits and Pieces Problem 1.4
Problem 1.4 Launch
Measuring Progress
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
student graph
Problem 1.5 Launch
Comparing Fundraising Goals: Using Fractions and Ratios
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Student
Problem 2.2 Launch
Unequal Shares: Using Ratios and Fractions
Presented by Jim Mamer
Classroom Connection
Students
Problem 2.2 Explore
Unequal Shares: Using Ratios and Fractions
Presented by Jim Mamer
Classroom Connection
Problem 2.2
Problem 2.2 Summary
Unequal Shares: Using Ratios and Fractions
Presented by Katy Calderon
Classroom Connection
Problem 4.1 Launch
Problem 4.1 Launch
Who is the Best? Making Sense of Percents
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Teacher Connection
Farah Mahimwalla
Problem 4.2 Launch
Genetic Traits
Presented by Farah Mahimwall
Classroom Connection
Farah Mahimwall with her students
Problem 4.2 Explore
Genetic Traits
Presented by Farah Mahimwall
Classroom Connection
Student
Problem 4.2 Summary
Genetic Traits
Presented by Farah Mahimwall
Classroom Connection
Leveraging the Context
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Let's Be Rational

Problem 2.1
Problem 2.1 Launch
How Much of the Pan Have We Sold?
Presented by Katy Calderon
Teacher Connection
Is this a grouping or sharing problem?
Problem 3.3 Explore
Sharing a Prize: Dividing a Fraction by a Whole Number
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Teacher Connection
2 thirds divided by 5
Problem 3.3 Summary
Sharing a Pize: dividing a Fraction by a Whole Number
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Teacher Connection
Jim Mamer
Problem 4.2 Summary
Multiplication and Division Fact Families
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
"[Consider grouping students] by ability level for introduction to the game."
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Covering and Surrounding

Design III graphic
Problem 1.1 Summary
Designing Bumper-Car Rides: Area and Perimeter
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Jennifer Kruger
Problem 1.3 Summary
Fencing in Spaces
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Teacher Connection
Parallelogram
Problem 3.1 Launch
Parallelograms and Triangles
Presented by Katy Calderon
Teacher Connection
Problem 4.2
Problem 4.2 Explore
Filling Boxes:Finding Volume
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Joshua Thurman
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Decimal Ops

Problem 1.3
Problem 1.3 Explore
Take a Hike
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Problem 4.1 Explore
Problem 4.1 Explore
What;s the Tax on This Item?
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Teacher Connection
Anne Marie Nicoll-Turner
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Variables and Patterns

Problem 1.3
Problem 1.3 Explore
From Lewes to Chincoteague Island
Presented by Katy Calderon
Teacher Connection
Katy Calderon
Problem 1.3 Summary
From Lewes to Chincoteague Island
Presented by Katy Calderon
Teacher Connection
Problem 2.1
Problem 2.1 Summary
Renting Bicycles: Independent and Dependent Variables
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Jennifer Kruger
Problem 3.3 Launch
Group Discounts and a Bonus Card
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Teacher Connection
Graph
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Data About Us

Problem 2.4
Problem 2.4 Summary
Who Else is in Your Household?
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Teacher Connection
Problem 3.3
Problem 3.3 Launch
Is It Worth the Wait?
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Kay Neuse
Meeting Students' Needs
Presented by
Teacher Connection

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Grade 7  

Shapes and Designs

Mary Beth Schmitt
Problem 1.4 Explore
Measuring Angles
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Student
Problem 2.4 Explore
The Ins and Outs of Polygons
Presented by Chris Driscoll
Classroom Connection
Problem 2.4
Problem 2.4 Explore
The Ins and Outs of Polygons
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Moira Sheehy
Problem 3.4 Launch
Parallel Lines and Transversals
Presented by Moira Sheehy
Teacher Connection
Taylor Nelson
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Accentuate the Negative

Orchestrating the Discussion
Problem 1.4 Summary
In the Chips
Presented by Moira Sheehy
Teacher Connection
Students
Problem 2.1 Launch
Extending Addition to Rational Numbers
Presented by Rob Reynolds
Classroom Connection
Students
Problem 2.1 Explore
Extending Addition to Rational Numbers
Presented by Rob Reynolds
Classroom Connection
Student
Problem 2.1 Summary
Extending Addition to Rational Numbers
Presented by Rob Reynolds
Classroom Connection
2.4 Fact Families
Problem 2.4 Launch
Fact Families
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Distributive Property
Problem 4.2 Launch
The Distributive Property
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection Video
Christopher Watson
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Stretching and Shrinking

2.2 Hats Off to the Wumps
Problem 2.2 Launch
Hats Off to the Wumps: Changing a Figure's Size and Location
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection Video
Moira Sheehy
Problem 3.3 Explore
Designing Under Constraints
Presented by Moira Sheehy
Teacher Connection
Problem 4.3
Problem 4.3 Summary
Finding Missing Parts
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Ann Enyart
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Comparing and Scaling

Problem 1.2
Problem 1.2 Explore
Mixing Juice
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Jim Mamer
Problem 2.2 Summary
Comparing the Pizza Prices: Scaling Rates
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection Video
Moira Sheehy
Problem 3.3 Launch
Mixing It Up
Presented by Moira Sheehy
Teacher Connection
Coins and Pouches
Problem 3.3 Summary
Pouches to Variables: Writing Equations
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection Video
Equation
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Moving Straight Ahead

Problem 1.3 number 4
Problem 1.3 Explore
Raising Money
Presented by Moira Sheehy
Teacher Connection
Students talking
Problem 2.4 Explore
Connecting Tables, Graphs, and Equations
Presented by Sally Bennett
Classroom Connection
Problem 3.3
Problem 3.3 Explore
Pouches to Variables: writing Equations
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Janel Kilmer
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

What Do You Expect

 
Mary Beth Schmitt
Problem 2.1 Summary
Predicting to Win
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Problem 3.3
Problem 3.3 Launch
Squaring a Circle to Find Its Area
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection Video
Spinner
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Filling and Wrapping

What surface shapes and three-dimensional figures can be created by slicing a rectanglar prism in various directions?
Problem 2.3 Explore
Slicing Prisms and Pyramids
Presented by Moira Sheehy
Teacher Connection
Filling and Wrapping Problem 4.4
Problem 4.4 Summary
Filling Cones and Spheres
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Kay Neuse
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Samples and Populations

Mary Beth Schmitt
Problem 1.2 Launch
Which Team is Most Successful?
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Moira Sheehy
Problem 2.3 Summary
Choosing Random Samples
Presented by Moira Sheehy
Teacher Connection Video
Jim Mamer
Problem 3.4 Explore
Estimating a Deer Population: Using Samples to Estimate the Size of a Population
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Graph
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

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Grade 8  

Thinking with Mathematical Models

Virtual Bridge Activity
Problem 1.2 Explore
Bridge Length and Strength
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
"Set up a culture in your classroom where it is okay to make mistakes."
Problem 1.2 Summary
Bridge Length and Strength
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Melanie and Students
Problem 2.3 Explore
Tree Top Fun
Presented by Melanie Del Grosso
Classroom Connection
Mary Beth Schmitt
Problem 5.2 Summary
Politics of Girls and Boys: Analyzing Data in Two-Way Tables
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection Video
Rise & Run
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Looking for Pythagoras

Mary Beth Schmitt
Problem 2.4 Launch
Cube Roots
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Student
Problem 3.3 Launch
Finding Distances
Presented by Sara Jones
Classroom Connection
Student
Problem 3.3 Explore
Finding Distances
Presented by Sara Jones
Classroom Connection
Sara Jones
Problem 3.3 Summary
Finding Distances
Presented by Sara Jones
Classroom Connection
Sara Jones
Problem 3.2 Launch
A Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
Presented by Sara Jones
Classroom Connection
Jim Mamer
Problem 5.2 Summary
Analyzing Triangles
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Amy Klco
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Growing, Growing, Growing

There is no need to intervene with students who are on the correct path
Problem 1.1 Explore
Making Ballots: Introducing Exponential Functions
Presented by Sara Jones
Teacher Connection Video
3.2 Investing for the Future
Problem 3.2 Summary
Investing for the Future: Growth Rates
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection Video
Connecting to Prior Knowledge
Problem 4.1 Launch
Making Smaller Ballots: Introducing Exponential Decay
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Problem
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection Video

Frogs, Fleas, and Painted Cubes

Problem 2.1
Problem 2.1 Explore
Trading Land: Representing Areas of Rectangle
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection Video
Model the problem with a smaller number
Problem 3.2 Explore
Counting Handshakes: Another Quadratic Function
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Shawn Towle
Problem 4.1 Launch
Tracking a Ball: Interpreting a Table and an Equation
Presented by Shawn Towle
Teacher Connection
Cubes
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Butterflies, Pinwheels, and Wallpaper

Shawn Towle
Problem 1.4 Summary
Properties of Transformations
Presented by Shawn Towle
Teacher Connection Video
Parallel Lines
Problem 3.5 Launch
Parallel Lines, Transversals, and Angle Sums
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection
Problem 4.2
Problem 4.2 Explore
Return of Super Sleuth: Similarity Transformations
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection Video
Wumps Needs Your help
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Say It With Symbols

Pool
Problem 1.3 Explore
The Community Pool Problem: Interpreting Expressions
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection Video
Sara Jones
Problem 3.3 Launch
Factoring Quadratic Equations
Presented by Sara Jones
Teacher Connection
Jim Mamer
Problem 4.3 Explore
Generating Patterns: Linear, Exponential, Quadratic
Presented by Jim Mamer
Teacher Connection Video
Pool Tiles
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

It's In The System

Problem 2.2
Problem 2.2 Launch
Taco Truck Lunch
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection
Sara Jones
Problem 3.3 Summary
Operating at a Profit: Systems of Line and Curves
Presented by Sara Jones
Teacher Connection
Pouches and Coins
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

Function Junction

Mary Beth Schmitt
Problem 1.5 Summary
Invserse Functions
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Teacher Connection Video
Equation
Problem 3.4 Explore
Getting From Here to There: Transforming y=x2
Presented by Shawn Towle
Teacher Connection
General Strategies: Using Technology
Meeting Students' Needs
Teacher Connection

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