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
To be successful in mathematics, students need to develop the ability to reason mathematically. To do so, students need to think about what they already know and then connect this knowledge to the new ideas they are learning. Many students are
not used to the idea that what they learned yesterday or last week will be connected
to today's lesson. When students understand that connecting prior learning to new
ideas is a normal part of their education, they will be more successful in mathematics.
Your student can maximize their learning by:
- Actively contributing in whole class and study team discussions.
- Explaining what he has learned to someone else.
- Completing all assigned problems and turning in assignments in a timely manner.
- Checking and correcting problems on assignments (usually with their study partner or team) based on answers and solutions provided in class and online.
- Asking for help when needed from a study partner, team, and/or teacher.
- Attempting to provide help when asked by other students.
- Taking notes and using his/her Toolkit or Learning Log when recommended by the teacher or the text.
- Keeping a well-organized notebook.
- Not distracting other students from the opportunity to learn.