CPM is a non-profit educational corporation managed and staffed by middle school and high school teachers. Teachers work collaboratively with university professors to produce classroom materials and support teacher who use them with professional development. Use the links at left to access resources to help your student with her/his course. There is also considerable information about the research base of CPM courses and the approach to learning they employ.
One-year eBook licenses are now available! Parents may purchase a one-year eBook license of their student's book for $10 through our e-Commerce website. Parents – order your student's book here! Parents may purchase their student's book through our e-Commerce website.
New curriculum and technical support available
Three CPM mentor teachers are now available to help parents, students and teachers who have questions about the CPM program. This support is primarily for questions about using the program, its technology and the website. To use CPM's support service, go to http://www.cpm.org/support to see the available services. Follow the prompts to get help. Note that this service is not a "homework helpline." That support is at http://homework.cpm.org.
The CPM mentors are:
Middle grades courses: Susan Hoffmier, Auburn, CA
High school core courses: Melissa Thomley, Madison, WI
Transition to college courses: Sarah Morrison, Glendale, CA
Parent Tip of the Week
In Week 24, we listed the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practices. The last standard is "Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning". Mathematically proficient students notice if calculations are repeated, and look both for general methods and for shortcuts. As they work to solve a problem, mathematically proficient students maintain oversight of the process, while attending to the details. They continually evaluate the reasonableness of their intermediate results. Ask your student if they have developed a shortcut to doing some of the problems and ask them to explain it to you.