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 Probability
Chapter 2:    Fractions and Integer Additions
Chapter 3:    Arithmetic Properties
Chapter 4:    Proportions and Expressions
Chapter 5:    Probability and Solving Word Problems
Chapter 6:    Solving Inequalities and Equations
Chapter 7:    Proportions and Percents
Chapter 8:    Statistics and Angle Relationships
Chapter 9:    Circles and Volume

BIG IDEAS
Ratios
Proportional Reasoning
Arithmetic of Rational Numbers
Grade 8 (Course 3)
Chapter 1:    Problem Solving
Chapter 2:    Simplifying with Variables
Chapter 3:    Graphs and Equations
Chapter 4:    Multiple Representations
Chapter 5:    Systems of Equations
Chapter 6:    Transformations and Similarity
Chapter 7:    Slope and Association
Chapter 8:    Exponents and Functions
Chapter 9:    Angles and the Pythagorean Theorem
Chapter 10:  Surface Area and Volume

BIG IDEAS:
Linear Algebra
Linear Functions