The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has reviewed the latest research on Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) and its effects on students in grades 6–8 for the Primary Mathematics topic area. The results are summarized in an intervention report released today (Feb. 14).
Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) is a math curriculum that uses interactive problems and everyday situations to explore math concepts and foster an inquiry-based learning environment.
This report includes the research examined in a 2010 intervention report on CMP and reviews of 40 additional studies that were not included in that report. Based on this research, the WWC found CMP to have no discernible effects on the mathematics achievement of students in grades 6–8.
To see other WWC reports on interventions and methods for improving math achievement, visit whatworks.ed.gov