CMP is a coherent problem-centered curriculum that promotes an inquiry-based teaching-learning classroom environment. Important mathematical ideas are identified and the essential understandings of these ideas are embedded in a carefully sequenced set of problems. The curriculum helps students grow in their ability to reason effectively with information represented in verbal, numeric, graphic and symbolic forms and to move flexibly among these representations to produce fluency in both conceptual and procedural knowledge.

Thinking with Mathematical Models

  • Investigation 1 – Exploring Data Patterns
  • Investigation 2 – Linear Models and Equations
  • Investigation 3 – Inverse Variation
  • Investigation 4 – Variability and Associations in Numerical Data
  • Investigation 5 – Variability and Associations in Categorical Data

Looking for Pythagoras

  • Investigation 1 – Coordinate Grids
  • Investigation 2 – Squaring Off
  • Investigation 3 – The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Investigation 4 – Using the Pythagorean Theorem: Understanding Real Numbers
  • Investigation 5 – Using the Pythagorean Theorem: Analyzing Triangles and Circles

Growing, Growing, Growing

  • Investigation 1 – Exponential Growth
  • Investigation 2 – Examining Growth Patterns
  • Investigation 3 – Growth Factors and Growth Rates
  • Investigation 4 – Exponential Decay
  • Investigation 5 – Patterns with Exponents

Frogs, Fleas, and Painted Cubes

  • Investigation 1 – Introduction to Quadratic Function
  • Investigation 2 – Quadratic Expressions
  • Investigation 3 – Quadratic Patterns of Change
  • Investigation 4 – Frogs Meet Fleas on a Cube: More Applications of Quadratic Functions

Butterflies, Pinwheels, and Wallpaper

  • Investigation 1 – Symmetry and Transformations
  • Investigation 2 – Transformations and Congruence
  • Investigation 3 – Transforming Coordinates
  • Investigation 4 – Dilations and Similar Figures

Say it with Symbols

  • Investigation 1 – Making Sense of Symbols: Equivalent Expressions
  • Investigation 2 – Combining Expressions
  • Investigation 3 – Solving Equations
  • Investigation 4 – Looking Back at Functions
  • Investigation 5 – Reasoning with Symbols

It’s In the System

  • Investigation 1 – Linear Equations with Two Variables
  • Investigation 2 – Solving Linear Systems Symbolically
  • Investigation 3 – Systems of Functions and Inequalities
  • Investigation 4 – Systems of Linear Inequalities

Function Junction

  • Investigation 1 – The Families of Functions
  • Investigation 2 – Arithmetic and eometric Sequences
  • Investigation 3 – Transforming Graphs, Equations, and Functions
  • Investigation 4 – Solving Quadratic Equations Algebraically
  • Investigation 5 – Polynomial Expressions, Functions, and Equations