Algebra Textbooks Evaluation
Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) 

Available Charts:  Typical Sightings Summary of Instructional Analysis Ratings 

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

Publisher:  Key Curriculum Press  
Edition:  19971999  
Subject Area:  Integrated Mathematics  
Grade Level/ Format:  This textbook series is 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 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 writeups. Each unit contains a section of supplemental problems.  
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. 

Web Site(s):  http://www.mathimp.org http://www.keypress.com http://www.ithaca.edu/compass 
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