Michigan State University and Lab-Aids today announced an exclusive partnership to publish the fourth edition of the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) curriculum. Developed at Michigan State University with support from the National Science Foundation, CMP is widely used in middle grades classrooms across the United States and several foreign countries.
Problem-Based & Collaborative
“We wanted something more than a publisher – we wanted a partner,” says Elizabeth Difanis Phillips, CMP author and Senior Academic Specialist in Program in Mathematics Education. Lab-Aids has a tradition of partnering with research institutions to produce K-12 science curriculum. For the CMP group, Lab-Aids quickly demonstrated they knew how to support students and teachers, and that committed support is engrained in the company’s philosophy.
Building on the successes of earlier editions, CMP4 has many new features and feedback has been extremely positive from the more than 500 teachers involved in the three-year field-test. The new CMP STEM Problem-Based format expands the potential for developing deeper mathematical understanding and thinking for students.