An integrated high school mathematics curriculum
designed to challenge ALL students with a four-year sequence of college preparatory mathematics.
The Interactive Mathematics Program is an integrated, problem-based curriculum that offers challenging content and
emphasizes mathematical reasoning. Designed and field-tested with support from the National Science Foundation, IMP
has demonstrated in schools throughout the country that the successful study of advanced mathematics is an
achievable standard for all students.
The benefits of IMP
integrated, problem-based curriculum helps you teach challenging content in an approachable way that
student success. IMP has demonstrated in schools throughout the United States and Canada
that learning advanced
mathematics is an achievable standard for all students.
stimulating problems and projects will help you teach your students to think creatively and
critically. You can be sure
that they will develop strong mathematical reasoning skills and the ability to use multiple
strategies to solve problems.
You'll be able to keep students interested and engaged with intriguing problems based on real-world situations,
as fanciful scenarios.
You will see your students become better mathematics communicators as they present their solutions and
reasoning to small groups and to the entire class.
You will be able to easily differentiate instruction as students work through hands-on activities.
in-depth, over-time approach allows you to consistently prepare students for high-stakes exams.
Doing stimulating, problem-based work inspires IMP students to take more years of college-prep mathematics than
With IMP, you'll not only teach the subject matter generally covered in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and
Precalculus, but also delve
into advanced topics that are not traditionally covered. For example, in the Year 2 unit Cookies, students apply
their knowledge of linear
equations to solve complex linear programming problems.
20 years of IMP
IMP author Sherry Fraser talks about the origins of IMP, shares interviews with the first IMP
and updates us on where they are now.