Welcome to CPM Educational Program,

CPM25an educational non-profit organization dedicated to improving grades 6-12 mathematics instruction. CPM offers professional development and curriculum materials. We invite you to learn more about the CPM mathematics program by clicking the "Learn about CPM" link at left. The other sections offer support materials for teachers, parents and students.



Keeping Up With Trends in Math Education

This page will be updated with current articles & videos pertinent to math education. [link]

Information about CPM's Common Core series, Core Connections

Teachers, for an eBook preview, click here.
Click on "Learn About CPM" at left to see tables of contents.
Curriculum coordinators in charge of district wide adoptions email Lorrayne Graham.

CPM August 2014 Newsletter "News You Can Use"

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CPM Releases Statistics Supplements –
Lessons aligned to the statistics and probability content standards of the CCSS

The statistics and probability lessons from the CPM Core Connections series have been posted here. This series of Core Connections Statistics Supplements replaces the Statistics and Probability Resource that was previously available. These files are available for download free of charge.

For a class not using Common Core State Standards (CCSS)–aligned curriculum materials, these lessons supplement the statistics and probability content to meet the statistics and probability standards of the CCSS. Even if CCSS-aligned curriculum is being used in the classroom, in the transition period to CCSS, it is possible, even likely, that a class will not cover all of the statistics and probability content standards. This content will have to be taught in a subsequent course. These CPM Statistics Supplements provide the materials for any delayed statistics content.

The CPM Statistics Supplements are complete lessons that include the content, learning strategies, teacher notes and methodologies, resource pages, closure activities, review problems, and Checkpoints.

CPM to offer Integrated I-III

CPM will develop an Integrated series based on the Appendix A pathway. Click here for full details.

Middle School acceleration pathways now available

The timelines, pacing guides and tables of contents for acceleration to take algebra in 8th grade are now available here.

Conference Handouts and Resources

View sample course problems and handouts from CPM presentations here.


Common Core State Standards (CCSS):

CPM now offers a new series of textbooks to meet the grade 6-8 and high school CCSS content and practice standards: Core Connections, Courses 1 - 3 and Core Connections Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry. Learn how this series as well as the original Connections series of CPM textbooks are fully aligned with the CCSS Content and Mathematical Practice Standards. CPM can also provide professional development centered around embedding the eight CCSS Mathematical Practices into your current lessons and current textbook from any publisher. Start moving on the path to the CCSS today!

Parent e-book licenses are now available!

Parents may purchase a one-year e-book license of their student's book for $10 by calling CPM and using a credit card. See order form for a complete list of available one-year licenses. Contact CPM at (209) 745-2055.

Sample Problem

Core Connections, Course 2: 1.2.7: Compound Probability


pie graph
Thomas helps around the house by doing one chore after school. Each day, Thomas and his aunt use the spinner at right to decide which chore he will do. Here is what Thomas knows:
  • The sections on the spinner for "rake leaves" and "do laundry" are the same size.
  • The sections for "clean bathroom" and "vacuum" are equal in size and together make up half the spinner.

  • a.) What is the probability that Thomas will spin "do laundry"? [answer]

    b.) Thomas hates to clean the bathroom. When he spins the spinner, what is the probability that it will not point to "clean bathroom"? Explain how you found your answer.