Welcome to the teacher section of the CPM website. Here you will find information about the professional development support that CPM offers, both funded and fee-based. There are links to various resources that support the core curriculum, as well as course and classroom management resources. In addition, there is background information about how the courses were created and some of their research-based principles. You will also find information about Common Core and individual state standards. Finally, handouts that have been created for conference sessions are available. They address numerous topics, and many ideas can be used in any classroom.

    Teacher Tip of the Week

    Week 15

This week is a good time to remind your students of your Classroom/Teamwork Guidelines. If you have not already done so, try making a poster with expectations (such as those listed below) and post it in a prominent location for all to see and reference.

  • No talking outside your team.
  • Discuss questions with your team before calling the teacher over.
  • Within your team, keep your conversation on math.
  • You must try to help anyone in your study team who asks.
  • Helping your teammate does not mean giving answers. Help by giving hints and asking good questions.
  • Explain and justify your ideas; give statements and reasons.
  • No one alone is as smart as all of us together. Do not leave anyone behind or let anyone work ahead. Your team is not done until everyone is done.
  • Clear off tables (or desks) before getting to work so you can see everyone's paper.
  • You must use study team voices.
Remind yourself of the role you play in facilitating teamwork. When you approach a team, remember that it is important to engage all of the students in conversation. Specific choices you make about body language and eye contact will impact the conversation. Consider squatting down so that you are at the students' level or, if there is an empty chair, consider actually joining the team.


Parent Support

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.

Please read the Principles of Assessment here.

CPM October 2014 Newsletter "News You Can Use"

(download here.)

Conference Handouts and Resources

View sample course problems and handouts from CPM presentations here.

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

Common Core State Standards Informational meetings -

register here!

CPM web-based e-books are now available for all Connections courses

(Core Connections teacher editions will all come with an e-book license as a part of the new TE bundle.)
View a preview of a CPM e-book here.
Request a two-week preview license here.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CPM now offers a new series of textbooks to meet the grade 6-8 and high school CCSS content and practice standards: Core Connections, Courses 1 - 3 and Core Connections Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry. Learn how this series as well as the original Connections series of CPM textbooks are fully aligned with the CCSS Content and Mathematical Practice Standards. CPM can also provide professional development centered around embedding the eight CCSS Mathematical Practices into your current lessons and current textbook from any publisher. Start moving on the path to the CCSS today!

CPM offers supplemental booklets for schools that currently use any of the Connections courses that align them with the CCSS content standards.

Homework Help

CPM provides online homework help at the CPM website.