Introduction and Implementation Strategies for the Interactive Mathematics Program: A
Guide for Teacher-Leaders and Administrators
II. What is the Interactive
The Interactive Mathematics Program® (IMP®) is a growing collaboration of mathematicians,
teacher-educators, and teachers who have been working together since 1989. This group has created
both an exciting full four-year secondary mathematics curriculum and a rich professional development
program for secondary mathematics teachers. This new curriculum meets college entrance requirements
and prepares students to use problem-solving skills in further education and on the job.
IMP's work has been guided by the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics,
from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). This visionary document calls for a
core curriculum for all secondary school students and for changes in the way mathematics is taught.