Monday, September 20, 2004


So, I'm curious. Did anyone else do CSMP (Comprehensive School Mathematics Program) in elementary school? Is it just a Midwestern thing?

In case you need a refresher: if, during math class, you had arrow pictures, the minicomputer, string pictures, magic peanuts, etc., then it was CSMP. If this doesn't sound familiar to you, then your school probably didn't do it. If you still can't tell, here's a typical problem (though it's less interesting than most).


Blogger finou said...

Nope never did that... On the other hand, I was in France until the 3rd grade and I was lousy at math until 6th grade so maybe I just didn't notice that they did it in CA?

9/20/2004 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger acg said...

I can't say I've ever heard of it. Maybe they didn't have that program in Maryland.

9/20/2004 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Don't remember anything like it from two schools in MS.

9/22/2004 02:56:00 AM  
Blogger Mwal said...

Hmm, yeah, I guess it was probably peculiar to the Missouri-Iowa-Illinois area. (or thereabouts)

9/27/2004 08:43:00 AM  

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