CSM teaches High Performance
The CSM Course is the world's most advanced personalized instruction
CSM is the first learning technology to holistically personalize instruction beyond conventional academic skills
CSM teaches awesome skills
The math, literacy and problem-solving that CSM teaches are critical to success in school, college, work and life. These are skills that everyone can use in daily life, and many are unique to CSM.
UnitsUnits are critically important to applying math in the real world - nothing is just a "10", it's 10 feet, 10 meters, $10 or 10 cars. CSM teaches students to focus on units as part of all applied operations. CSM also builds an intuitive sense of conversions and metric and English units.
Logic problemsCSM includes complex logic problems of the type that are frequently encountered in technical and financial fields. The challenges include multiple requirements and dealing with missing information (in this case, e.g., there is no information provided on the computer's bus speed).
Mental mathMental math is the gateway to all quantitative analysis and estimation-driven decision-making, and CSM provides an introduction to mental calculation that is challenging even for most college graduates.
LiteracyCSM takes a deep view of literacy, including knowing where to find information. In this problem, students must determine what information they would likely be able to find in a report from only the title and how the report is organized.
Problem-solving is a key part of the CSM curriculum: What is the question asking? Where is the information? What information is relevant to solving the problem? What are the steps, and what is their order?
This question focuses on planning - students must only determine HOW they will find the profits for Hair of the Dog in March; there are no numbers for them to execute the plan.
ProofreadingProfessional communication is vital, and CSM both teaches common grammar errors and builds the attention-to-detail and carefulness required for detailed proofreading.
GraphsIn addition to teaching how to read specific values from graphs, CSM takes a broader view of graphical literacy, including using graphs to answer qualitative questions and look for trends.
"CSM definitely helped with confidence in learning and not being afraid to learn something new/something you could never figure out. I never been more motivated to learn."
-- Student, Cuyahoga Community College
"CSM is very different from the other computer-based systems that I have seen - it is not narrowly competency-based, and it addresses the deficits that many struggling students have both in their feelings about learning as well as the learning strategies that they use."
-- Math coordinator, turn-around high school
"[I learned that] I can overcome fear and anxiety, that I'm not a quitter when the going gets tough, that the skills presented and on which we are challenged involve both soft and concrete skills. I learned about math but I also learned about my own personality. I learned about logic, but I also learned about my own patience (or lack of at times)... Any time I concluded I was 'smarter' than the problem in front of me, I found that I wasn't. It's not about smarts - it's about utilizing our skills and trusting that we can slug our way through a tough spot."
-- Roxolana T., M.A., manager of compliance audit, healthcare insurance provider
The American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended 3 semester hours of quantitative reasoning credit at the lower division baccalaureate level for the CSM Certificate.
At colleges accepting this recommendation, the CSM Certificate may
Learn more about ACE CREDIT, including how to request transcripts for the CSM Course.
Customizing your CSM Experience
Career Strategies empowers people with the skill of lifelong career decision-making and an attitude towards success. It builds key mindsets and strategies to create a 21st-century career, develops a deep understanding of personal assets, and provides key resources they can draw upon over time as they explore their career.
Career Strategies take 4-8 hours, and is optimally taken interwoven with the CSM Course. It can also be taken before or after the CSM Course.Learn more about Career Strategies.
CSM+ Courses can taken after the CSM Course is complete to build advanced problem-solving and thinking skills:
- Problem-Solving People
- Mathematical Intuitions
- Social Science Explorations
CSM+ Courses are essential for using the CSM Course in a seat-time based class, as students who finish the CSM Course quickly can transition to building advanced problem-solving skills.Learn more about CSM+ Courses.
In secondary school, college, adult education and workforce education, CSM means faster and more assured graduation, and self-efficacy that leads to higher career aspirations.
CSM's High Performance traits and the "can do" attitudes that result are the most valuable essentials for productivity, advancement and engagement from frontline to managerial employees.
CSM High Performance Communities empower individuals, make businesses more competitive, and improve economic prosperity by uniting the community with a spirit of shared purpose, effort and accomplishment.
Anyone can gain the benefits of High Performance on their own, preparing them to thrive in education, work, and life.