The Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP)
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Chicago, Univ. of Illinois  
A Model for Mathematics Education Reform. A fouryear, problem based mathematics curriculum for high schools, to meet the needs of both collegebound and noncollegebound students. IMP is designed to replace the fourcourse sequence typical of most high school mathematics programs with an integrated course. While the traditional Algebra IGeometryAlgebra II/TrigonometryPrecalculus structure emphasizes rote learning of mathematical skills and concepts, the IMP curriculum is problembased, consisting of fourtoeightweek units that are each organized around a central problem or theme. Motivated by this central focus, students solve a variety of smaller problems, both routine and nonroutine, that develop the underlying skills and concepts needed to solve the central problems in that unit.  


Levels:  High School (912) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  InternetBased Projects 
Math Topics:  Basic Algebra, Euclidean Plane Geometry, PreCalculus 
Math Ed Topics:  Nontraditional, Sequence of Subjects/Topics, Curriculum/Materials Development, Reform 
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