What Makes CALM Different
You only need to look as far as the first unit of CALM to see that it is different from a traditional curriculum. It starts with area and perimeter, jumping right in to geometry and its applications. Instead of taking a more traditional approach of teaching operations and properties and then later applying them, CALM uses applications and exciting math concepts to teach operations and properties. And that's not all — through explorations of area and perimeter, students are introduced to proportional reasoning, beginning algebra, and a powerful tool for multiplication.
The first unit of CALM integrates concepts across domains and levels providing a solid foundation for future learning. The visual below illustrates the main topics in Unit 1 and the important concepts they connect to.