Welcome to the Core-Plus Mathematics Site!

The Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP) has completed a significant revision of its international-like, four-year high school mathematics program. The research-based curriculum materials are the product of iterative cycles of design, development, field-testing, and refinement over almost 30 years with support, in part, from the National Science Foundation.

See the detailed timeline of the curriculum design, development, and evaluation for more information.

The new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) edition of Core-Plus Mathematics builds on the strengths of previous editions that were cited as Exemplary by the U.S. Department of Education Expert Panel on Mathematics and Science and by the Business-Higher Education Forum as one of 32 education programs (across all subject areas) that works to ensure college and career readiness.

Key features of the CCSS Edition include:

  • Strong alignment with both the CCSS mathematical practices and content expectations

  • Algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, along with statistics and probability each year within coherent and connected units

  • Problem-based, inquiry-oriented, and technology-rich

  • Emphasis on reasoning and sense-making, real-world applications, and mathematical modeling

  • Student-centered investigations promoting active learning, teamwork, and communication

  • Integrated use of CPMP-Tools software and graphing calculators in each course

  • Course 4, Preparation for Calculus, for STEM-oriented students

  • An alternative fourth-year course, Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics, for college-bound students whose intended program of study does not require calculus

For further information about the Core-Plus Mathematics program and implementation support, contact core-plus@wmich.edu.

This material is based upon work supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation under grant nos. ESI 0137718, ESI 9618193, and ESI 9255257. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Foundation.

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