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 22

This week make your study team and teaching strategy focus Teammates Consult. This strategy is especially helpful if some of your students are not committed to the team approach. It is also a good strategy to use if you find students are consistently slow at getting started with the lesson.

Teammates Consult (Pencils in the Middle)

  • All pencils and calculators are set aside (or in the middle of the table/work space).
  • Students read the problem or question (aloud is best).
  • Give students individual think time.
  • The team discusses the problem to clarify what it is asking.
  • Possible strategies are devised and shared orally.
  • The teacher indicates when pencils may be picked up and the written work should begin.
This activity should take no more than five minutes and is a GREAT strategy for those lessons with one big problem for the day. Teammates Consult helps all of the students to slow down, think about, talk about, and plan first, before they start to work. Besides helping students who are often unsure how to begin their work, this strategy slows down students who may know what to do but who only see the problem in one way or who tend to quickly solve problems but without much depth. Use this time while the students are sharing suggestions to check that they understand the task by listening in on the team conversations and asking questions to check their understanding.


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 January 2015 Newsletter "News You Can Use"

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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 -

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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.