Algebra Textbooks Evaluation
Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP)
|Available Charts:||Typical Sightings
Summary of Instructional Analysis Ratings
|Authors:||Dan Fendel, Diane Resek, Lynne Alper, Sherry
|Publisher:||Key Curriculum Press|
|Subject Area:||Integrated Mathematics|
|Grade Level/ Format:||This textbook series is designed for grades 9-12.
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 analysis.
|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 a problem and explain their reasoning in write-ups. Each unit contains a section of supplemental problems.|
|Assessment:||Assessments include in-class and take-home
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.
Continued: MATH Connections