CPM Educational Program strives to make middle school and high school mathematics accessible to all students. It does so by collaborating with classroom teachers to create problem-based textbooks and to provide the professional development support necessary to implement them successfully.
- Professional development programs for CPM and non-CPM teachers
- Curriculum materials (standards- and researched-based) that use problem-based lessons, collaborative student study teams and spaced practice with course concepts.
- Learning strategies that are consistent with the CCSS "Standards for Mathematical Practices" and other models such as the strategies identified as effective by Dr. Robert Marzano at McRel.
- CPM courses are used in 35 states. In the past 20 years more than 5,000,000 students have taken CPM courses and more than 10,000 teachers have attended CPM professional development workshops. CPM opens its workshops at no cost to everyone: teachers, administrators, ELL educators, student teachers, and parents. In a typical year workshops are held at about 40 national sites and one or more international sites such as Hong Kong. CPM teachers, current and retired, lead the seven days of implementation workshops that begin in the summer and continue during the school year. Additional workshop support, various coaching models and individual mentoring are available by contracting with CPM.
CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics) began as a grant-funded mathematics project in 1989 to write textbooks to help students understand mathematics and support teachers who use these materials. CPM is now a non-profit educational consortium managed and staffed by middle school and high school teachers that offers a complete mathematics program for grades six through 12 (Calculus). CPM provides: