Teachers Talking to Teachers

 The following items are directly from experienced CMP teachers. The topics include:

Each item contains valuable insights and suggestions that can inform teachers' planning, teaching, assessing, and reflecting.

Technology and CMP 

From the 2016 Getting to Know CMP Summer Workshops

Shawn Towle Karrie Tufts

Presented by Shawn Towle & Karrie Tufts

In these video, the teachers share strategies for implementing the use of technology in CMP classrooms. The teachers share their decision making process for choosing technology resources as well as their experience in one-to-one classrooms.

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Changing Classroom Routines 

Strategies that Engage Students

From the 2016 Users' Conference

Kay Neuse

Presented by Kay Neuse

Are you tired of the same old routine? In the video of this session, Kay suggests way to shake it up a bit by incorporating some instructional strategies that are engaging for the students. Snowball fights, Secret Spies, and Celebrity Quizzes are only a few of the examples that will get your students motivated and smiling.

Jeopardy-Like Game Show for CMP Classrooms

Created by a teacher and sent to CMP, this powerpoint was designed for teachers to use during or at the end of a Unit or as a review at the end of the year. Categories, questions, and answers can all be changed so teachers can adapt the game to the needs of their students.

This is a powerpoint version of the Math Fever game from the Grade 7 Unit, Accentuate the Negative. The powerpoint was created for the CMP2 version of the MathMania. It was inteded to review topics prior to Accentuate the Negative as a way for the class to explore getting "negative" and "positive" points. The current powerpoint includes the following topics from Grades 6 and 7: Operations with Fractions; Similarity; Probability; Area and Perimeter; Factors and Multiples.

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Using Talk Moves to Support Mathematical Discussions in a CMP Classroom 

From the 2016 Users' Conference

Cynthia CallardJennifer Kruger

Presented by Cynthia Callard & Jennifer Kruger

Engaging students in mathematical discussions in a CMP classroom is an important part of the learning process. While students may be engaged with the problem and finding a solution, they sometimes are reluctant to share their strategies or questions.

Two CMP teachers explore some powerful “talk moves” (Chapin, O'Connor and Anderson, 2009) that they use with their CMP classes.

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Notebooks 

From the 2014 and 2015 Getting to Know CMP Workshops

Presenters: Experienced CMP Teachers

In these videos, each teacher shares strategies for maintaining and assessing student notebooks. The teachers also discuss ideas for grouping students and getting students to participate in note taking, mathematical reflections, and taking ownership of their learning.

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Preparing, Questioning, and Scaffolding  

From the 2010 Users' Conference

Presented by Whitney Evans and Jim Wohlgenhagen

This video provides “key ingredients” for preparing an effective lesson. The presenters talk specifically about preparing questions to help students access the mathematics at differentiated levels.

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Formative Assessment  

From the 2010 Users' Conference

Presented by Whitney Evans, Jim Wohlgehagen, and Jenny Jorgensen

This video provides a few strategies for gathering information from students. The purpose for using these strategies is to assess the students learning to make instructional decisions that meet the needs of all students.

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New CMP Teacher Suggestions  

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.

A beginning CMP teacher and a professor who works with beginning CMP teachers ask questions of long-time CMP teachers.

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