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CPM Math Curriculum is Awesome!

on September 16, 2015

cpmThis is our second year teaching with CPM and last year was good, but this year is even better!  I teach 8th grade and only a few of my 130 students are new, so they all know how to do the curriculum from last year.  I am having a awesome start to the year!

If you aren’t aware of CPM (College Prep Math) it is a great program that has been around for years.  It was Common Core, even before there was a Common Core.

I have to admit, I would not be a fan as a student, because you actually have to think…not just do the same problems over and over again.  But that is how our brains grow!


2 Responses to “CPM Math Curriculum is Awesome!”

  1. Miss Kris says:

    I am curious to see what is in the new CPM curriculum. My HS Pre-Calc class was CPM, more than 20 years ago and it must have been new back then. Most students did not learn well in the program. The problems were mostly word problems, trying to get students to “discover” the mathematical concepts. It worked only for students who have a strong conceptual understanding of math.

    • Kristin says:

      Yes…that is still a lot of it. They have added a lot of Desmos,too. I understand exactly what you are talking about with those that struggle. I often don’t do the curriculum the CPM way. I do much more whole class discussion with students talking with their group in between. Thanks so much for the comment!

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