**Sixth and Seventh Grade Mathematics**

We use the Connected Mathematics Program (CMP). "CMP is a problem-centered curriculum promoting an inquiry-based teaching-learning classroom environment. Mathematical ideas are identified and embedded in a carefully sequenced set of tasks and explored in depth to allow students to develop rich mathematical understandings. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and the Standards for Mathematical Practice emerge as students pursue solutions to problems. The curriculum helps students grow in their ability to reason effectively with information represented in graphic, numeric, symbolic, and verbal forms and to move flexibly among these representations to produce fluency in both conceptual and procedural knowledge."