I'm looking for rich educational resources similar to core-plus mathematics, for grades 7, 8, and 9. Is there any such material?

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    $\begingroup$ Are the resources you want for grades 7, 8 and 9 also or for a different level? Can you tell us more about core-plus math and/or supply a link? $\endgroup$ – Amy B Aug 5 '16 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ @AmyB For grades 7-9. About Core-Plus Mathematics: cpmponline.org $\endgroup$ – Behzad Aug 5 '16 at 8:30
  • $\begingroup$ Can you point us to a few pages that show the materials, and explain what would make something similar? $\endgroup$ – Sue VanHattum Aug 10 '16 at 2:40
  • $\begingroup$ If you click through to "Program Overview" there is a bit more on the Core Plus. Seems like it emphasizes integrating geometry and algebra and trig. Also, that it includes some prob/stat. $\endgroup$ – guest Apr 21 '18 at 1:47
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe this is radical, but take a look at Saxon as they have a similar approach in mixing the subjects. Also, they do a lot of rolling review. The Core-Plus is only grades 9-12, but Saxon has math for junior high (pre algebra). $\endgroup$ – guest Apr 21 '18 at 1:48

Core-Plus Mathematics is a product of NCTM standards, funded by National Science Foundation. Altogether, thirteen "reform" programs were developed, some for elementary, other for middle, and yet other for high school. They are "integrated" that is, thread algebra, geometry, statistics together with little success.

This curriculum has significant critics (see the Math Wars debates). Back to your question, Connected Mathematics is probably what you are looking for. But then again, Core-Plus is a high school curriculum and is supposed to start from 9th grade, so not sure where your 7-9 grades range comes from.

  • $\begingroup$ I love this answer. You are going to get slammed, but you actually answered the question! Poison you are looking for. Love it. $\endgroup$ – guest Apr 21 '18 at 1:49
  • $\begingroup$ I am fine with editing out "poison", quid. But you should not have removed every single comment on the value of the curriculum. The answerer is saying "here is what you want" but also "it is bad stuff". This should not be excised. You are usually super fair, but you messed up here. $\endgroup$ – guest Apr 24 '18 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ @guest I approved your edit and restored one more critical half-sentence. $\endgroup$ – quid Apr 24 '18 at 19:03
  • $\begingroup$ I love you! :-) $\endgroup$ – guest Apr 24 '18 at 20:35

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