Support for Teaching

CMP Carnival

The CMP Carnival is held every year at the annual CMP Summer Workshops. These activities provide a fun way to utilize a variety of mathematical skills, such as probability, factors and products, and number sense. 

We encourage you to offer similar activities in your communities, such as an end of year activity or for a parents' night. 

Guidelines for Working in Pairs & Groups

Working collaboratively allows students to tackle more complicated and more conceptually difficult problems. Providing guidelines to your students will help them understand their responsibilities when it comes to working in pairs and groups.

Formative Assessment Framework

This Formative Assessment Framework highlights how formative assessment is ongoing in Connected Mathematics during planning, teaching, and reflecting. 

Resources are provided to help mathematics teachers and instructional leaders make sense of formative assessment as an ongoing process occurring throughout CMP lessons.

Algebra and the CCSSM in CMP3 Grade 6
An overview of the development of algebra in grade 6 and the connections to the CCSSM for Algebra. Examples include problems from Prime Time, Comparing Bits and Pieces, Let’s Be Rational, Covering and Surrounding, Decimal Ops, and Variables and Patterns.
Blank Vocabulary Glossary

Teachers may use the list to help students track their vocabulary growth as they move throughout the grade level and beyond. Teachers may use the list to create other formats which will highlight vocabulary for students.

Scope and Sequence

The Scope and Sequence contains the order of the Units in which they should be taught. In addition, the instructional time and Investigations, goals, Common Core Standards, and connections to other units are provided for each unit.

Focus Questions, Unit Goals, & Mathematical Reflections

The Unit Goals, Focus Questions, and Mathematical Reflections for each unit are contained in one document to assist with planning and teaching.


CMP Classroom Observation Guide

This guide is intended to provide a comprehensive look at a CMP classroom. Use it to inspire rich conversations among teachers, coaches, and administrators based around the teaching and learning of mathematics in a productive classroom environment.

Classroom Videos

Videos of CMP classes are provided to illustrate and to stimulate conversations about teaching and learning embedded in classroom interactions.

CMP Teachers Discussion Group on Facebook

CMP teachers (both new and experienced) and teacher leads to connect and collaborate with on another to discuss various aspects of teaching and learning with CMP.

How I plan a Lesson

Jennifer Kruger, a CMP teacher for ten years, shares how she plans each of her lessons.

Planning to Teach a Problem

Provides important questions that can guide teachers' planning for teaching a Problem.