Introduction and Implementation Strategies for the Interactive Mathematics Program: A
Guide for Teacher-Leaders and Administrators
Section III: Implementing the Interactive Mathematics Program
Transforming the curriculum and pedagogy of the mathematics classroom is no small task. It requires
philosophical and financial support from administrators, hard work from teachers, and the
understanding and backing of parents. Schools that have implemented IMP report that the greatest
success comes when the whole school community is informed about the need for change and about the
way the mathematics curriculum will be transformed to meet that need. There must be a willingness on
the part of the community to be reflective and open to change.
Over the years, in many schools and in diverse communities, the Interactive Mathematics Program has
learned a great deal about ways to put these components together. The structure of regional centers
provides a support system to assist districts in making change.