CPMP is a text-based curriculum featuring integrated development of fundamental concepts and skills in algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability, and discrete mathematics. It utilizes student‑centered investigations of math concepts in the context of realistic problems and applications, leading to an understanding of concepts, principles, techniques, and productive habits of mind. New technology tools enhance learning, teaching, and problem solving across the curriculum. The first three courses focus on broad mathematics concepts to prepare students for college and/or the workforce. The fourth course is flexible and is designed to help students prepare for college mathematics.
Research shows that the CPMP curriculum has boosted students’ mathematical achievement on standardized tests.
A Matched Study of Washington State 10th Grade Assessment Scores of Students in Schools Using the CPMP Program: One study, conducted by a consultant, found that the pass rates for 10th grade students on the 2004-2005 WASL mathematics test were significantly higher in schools using the Core-Plus Mathematics Program. The higher scores were consistent across the board for students from various economic backgrounds.
CPMP Perspectives and Student Achievement: A study conducted by independent researchers found an overall boost in achievement/quantitative thinking skills among students in the CPMP curriculum compared to students in traditional math courses