As students move from elementary school to middle school, expectations continue to grow. Elementary schools use EverydayMath as the primary math resource. Middle schools use the Connected Mathematics Project materials (CMP) to continue students’ development as mathematical thinkers.

Middle school builds on the solid foundation of elementary and helps prepare students for success in high school math.

Here are key proficiencies for students making this transition:

having a strong number sense--this includes understanding and the ability to quickly recall math facts

having a thorough understanding of multiplication and division

the ability to think and communicate mathematically--the middle school program emphasizes written and verbal communication of thinking

the ability to apply mathematics to real world problems--math is a useful tool to help us solve everyday challenges

The following website explains the middle school program and offers many resources for families https://connectedmath.msu.edu/families/.