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CPM Course 1 – Chapter 2

Arithmetic Strategies and Area

In this chapter, students focus on visualizing and displaying data.  The themes are arithmetic strategies and area.  During the chapter students:

  • Collect data and look at various methods to display their data.
  • Learn that area is measured by counting the number of square units that “cover” a region and determine a relationship between the area and perimeter of a figure.
  • Use generic rectangles as a tool for multiplication and to find greatest common factor.

Homework help for this chapter is here

Homework help offers tips, strategies and sometimes solutions for every homework question in this chapter.


  • Parent Guide from CPM for this chapter is here
  • Khan academy videos on area and perimeter are here