We at CPM feel that CPM is the best curriculum to promote problem solving, collaboration, communication, making connections within math topics, and gaining understanding, but we understand that we may not be the “right” curriculum for everyone. And, you know what? That is okay! We are not trying to be the biggest publisher. We want to do what is right for students and teachers. Our focus is student success and teacher growth. To that end, we offer several lessons for you to try out in your own classrooms.
The activities and problems provided in this handout are written for use with students and are excerpts from CPM’s middle school courses, Core Connections Courses 1, 2, 3, and the high school courses, Core Connections Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Core Connections Integrated I-III. Each part will take anywhere from two to three class periods, depending on the ability of your students to collaborate within teams. We expect that students will be working in teams on these problems, and have access to the necessary supplies and manipulatives. Pairs or teams of four are ideal. Let them work through the problems while you circulate and question students to check for understanding and to move their thinking forward. Enjoy!
I want to leave cpmstg.wpengine.com.
No, I want to stay on cpmstg.wpengine.com
This professional learning is designed for teachers as they begin their implementation of CPM. This series contains multiple components and is grounded in multiple active experiences delivered over the first year. This learning experience will encourage teachers to adjust their instructional practices, expand their content knowledge, and challenge their beliefs about teaching and learning. Teachers and leaders will gain first-hand experience with CPM with emphasis on what they will be teaching. Throughout this series educators will experience the mathematics, consider instructional practices, and learn about the classroom environment necessary for a successful implementation of CPM curriculum resources.
Page 2 of the Professional Learning Progression (PDF) describes all of the components of this learning event and the additional support available. Teachers new to a course, but have previously attended Foundations for Implementation, can choose to engage in the course Content Modules in the Professional Learning Portal rather than attending the entire series of learning events again.