Glenda Lappan, Author
Elizabeth Difanis Phillips, CMP Author and Senior Academic Specialist in Program in Mathematics Education and Department of Mathematics
Alden J. Edson, Co-Principal Investigator
Developed at Michigan State University with support from the National Science Foundation, CMP is extensively researched with more than 500 research articles and 70 doctoral dissertations. CMP is an award-winning curriculum, including awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the US Department of Education, and the International Society for Design and Development in Education.
CMP is used in all 50 of the United States as well as in China, England, and the United Arab Emirates.
The overarching goal of CMP is to help students and teachers develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, and skill along with an awareness of and appreciation for the rich connections among mathematical strands and between mathematics and other disciplines. The CMP curriculum development has been guided by a single mathematical standard:
All students should be able to reason and communicate proficiently in mathematics. They should have knowledge of and skill in the use of the vocabulary, forms of representation, materials, tools, techniques, and intellectual methods of the discipline of mathematics, including the ability to define and solve problems with reason, insight, inventiveness, and technical proficiency.
The research shows that when compared to non-CMP students, CMP students perform better on problem solving, conceptual understanding, and mathematical reasoning—and these advantages persist into high school. Equally important, CMP successfuly supports teachers’ learning and enactment through a nationally recognized professional development model.