Mrs. Livingston's Math Class - CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics) Core Connections Course

An Overview of CPM
• CPM also stands for Cooperation, Problem-based learning, and Mixed-spaced practice.  Students work in teams to solve tasks using problem solving strategies, questioning, investigating, analyzing, gathering and constructing evidence, and communicating (through written and oral means).  Daily practice of these skills leads to procedural fluency, deeper conceptual understanding, and the ability to use adaptive reasoning skills (application and extension).  Students practice a variety of skills each day, and the skills continuously appear throughout the year.
• The teaching strategies used in the CPM program are recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and are based on research conducted in the field of teaching mathematics on how students best learn and retain mathematics.
• There is a heavy correlation between CPM and the CCSS (Common Core State Standards), and the Math Practices of the CCSS are woven into the daily lessons of the CPM program.
 Grade 7 (Course 2)Chapter 1:    Introduction and ProbabilityChapter 2:    Fractions and Integer AdditionsChapter 3:    Arithmetic PropertiesChapter 4:    Proportions and ExpressionsChapter 5:    Probability and Solving Word ProblemsChapter 6:    Solving Inequalities and EquationsChapter 7:    Proportions and PercentsChapter 8:    Statistics and Angle RelationshipsChapter 9:    Circles and VolumeBIG IDEASRatiosProportional ReasoningArithmetic of Rational Numbers Grade 8 (Course 3)Chapter 1:    Problem SolvingChapter 2:    Simplifying with VariablesChapter 3:    Graphs and EquationsChapter 4:    Multiple RepresentationsChapter 5:    Systems of EquationsChapter 6:    Transformations and SimilarityChapter 7:    Slope and AssociationChapter 8:    Exponents and FunctionsChapter 9:    Angles and the Pythagorean TheoremChapter 10:  Surface Area and VolumeBIG IDEAS:Linear AlgebraLinear Functions