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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.

 

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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
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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
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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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