TITLE 
Interactive
Mathematics Program(IMP) 


Authors: 
Dan
Fendel, Diane Resek, Lynne Alper, Sherry Fraser 


Publisher: 
Key
Curriculum Press 


Edition: 
19971999 


OVERVIEW 



Subject
Area: 
Integrated
Mathematics 


Grade
Level/Format: 
This
textbook series in designed for grades 912. A textbook for each
year consists of five units. The textbooks are labeled as Year 1,
Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4. Only Years 1, 2, and 3 were evaluated.
Year 4 was not complete at the time of the evaluation. 


Time
Frame: 
Units
take six to eight weeks to complete using a 50minute class period. 


CONTENT 



Main
Topics: 
 Algebra/Number/Function
 Geometry
 Trigonometry
 Probability/Statistics
 Discrete Mathematics
 Logic/Reasoning



Activities: 
A
typical unit engages students in a central problem through class
activities and homework. Class activities include examining new
concepts, reviewing daily homework, and solving Problems of the
Week (POWs) in which students describe their work on the problem
and explain their reasoning in writeups. Each unit contains a section
of supplemental problems. 


OPERATION 



Assessment: 
Assessments
include inclass and takehome assessments at the end of each unit.
These assessments do not cover the concepts/skills of the entire
unit. They allow students to demonstrate some of what they have
learned. Some supplemental problems may be used as assessment items
as well. 


Cost: 
Student
edition: 
$41.95
(Year 1) 


$42.95 (Year
2) 


$43.95 (Year
3) 


$44.95 (Year
4) 

Teacher's
guide: 
$20.85 per
unit 


CREDIBILITY 
Following
are references for reports on Interactive Mathematics Program
(IMP). Please check the web site for further information about
additional evaluations and reviews. 


Empirical
Evaluation: 
(1) IMP Students Score
Higher than Traditional Peers. (Fall, 2000). Evaluation Update,
No. 4.
(2) Wisconsin Center
for Education Research (WCER) Fiveyear Evaluation: An Outline.
(Fall, 1996). Evaluation Update, No. 2.
(3) Standardized Tests:
Highlights from Current Studies of IMP Student Performance. (Spring
1995). Evaluation Update, No. 1.
(4) CPRE Study Shows
Mathematics Gains for Low Achieving Student Populations in IMP
Classes. (Spring, 1995). Evaluation Update, No. 1. 


NCTM
Standards Analysis: 
American
Association for the Advancement of Science. (2000). Algebra
textbooks: A standardsbased evaluation. Washington, D.C.:
Author. 


Reviews: 
Choppin, J. (September,
1997). Review: Interactive Mathematics Program Series: Student
Textbook: Year 1. NCTM Mathematics Teacher, Vol.90, No.
6.
U.S. Department of
Education. (1999). Exemplary and promising mathematics programs.
Washington, DC: Author. 


WEB
SITES: 
http://www.keypress.com
http://www.ithaca.edu/compass 