Why and How Interactive Math Program® (IMP) Works Learn about IMP from former students and teachers. Have questions or want more info? Contact David Birchler (Curriculum Specialist) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, visit our website: iat.com / #IMPmath IMP integrated math teacher Michael Reitemeyer (@mreitemeyer -- John Dickson High School) and his students. Why Jo Boaler is a Big Fan of IMP Math Curriculum (and why you should be too!) " So, my long-term studies of students learning in high schools involved students in IMP classrooms. The students who went through IMP were sooo different than the kids who went through the traditional approach! They were confident and they had a belief that they could see any math problem and solve it. What Does Math Look Like in Today's Classroom? For Many Teachers It's "All About Alice" To say that math education is in a state of flux and massive change is an understatement. As politicians, parents, teachers and even celebrities draw their battle lines in the testing and Common Core war, there is an ever-increasing need to not only define the future of math ed, but to genuinely understand what is actually happening inside the math classroom during this turbulent transition. How a Math Program Turned a Surfer-Kid Into a 21st Century Problem-Solving Whiz What was so meaningful about scoring a copy of this original math textbook, beyond the cameo? What role did IMP's unique approach to math have in the star-studded resume of this next generation engineering hero? And why does Rex (and students like him) inspire us all? Navigating The Road to Successful Math Reform - Are We There Yet? When I was ten years old, my family took a trip to Maine. It was the first time I'd been on an extended car trip out of my home state of Pennsylvania, and my father gave me a critically important job: trip navigator. Can an Unconventional Math Program Prepare Students for The NEW Accounting Profession? Megan Lewczyk Thinks So! If you ask most high school students today what they want to be when they graduate college, chances are pretty slim that "accountant" will be among the top choices. You can hardly blame students for being disinterested in accounting. Boldly Going Where No Math Has Gone Before: Jillian Green is Education's Next Generation When it comes to adventure, no one does it better than math teacher and IAT's Interactive Mathematics Program® (IMP) alumni, Jillian Green. At 24, she has done more than many people twice her age. Teri Owens: Using Technology to Bust The Ghosts of Traditional Math Curriculum As October settles over Etowah High School in shades of orange and black, math teacher Teri Owens is busy exorcising demons. Not the tissue papered kind that can be found hanging from the ceiling, either. Teri Owens is embroiled in the real-life ghost-busting the way only a truly forward-thinking math teacher can. From High School Math to Real World Problem-Solving: Jake Lyman Thinks Outside the Box If innovation equals success in today's business world, the ability to problem-solve is the magic property that drives every solution. And engaging math curriculum is the cornerstone of problem-solving ability. How Problem-Solving Math Helped These Students Win the 2015 National FFA Competition The future of farming is getting a push, thanks to education programs that inspire students to use problem solving skills and participate in real-world applications. New programs that are able to translate science and math concepts into exciting and applicable activities are proving key to engaging students. Defining Curriculum: One Teacher's Unique Perspective It's easy to identify a curriculum that consists of a textbook and a packet of worksheets. Yet, many forward-thinking math and science teachers are finding that the current "curriculum" opportunities are not engaging students in higher-level thinking skills or real-world problem solving. What Does Math Look Like in Today's Classroom? For Many Teachers It's "All About Alice" To say that math education is in a state of flux and massive change is an understatement. As politicians, parents, teachers and even celebrities draw their battle lines in the testing and Common Core war, there is an ever-increasing need to not only define the future of math ed, but to genuinely understand what is actually happening inside the math classroom during this turbulent transition. Starting a Math Revolution: Jo Boaler Ignites #NCSM15 with Her Keynote The line curves and bends around the noisy Boston Convention Center. Fans stand in line - some for over an hour - patiently waiting to get an autograph from the superstar in their midst. Many held books to be signed, a few clenched $5 bills which they eagerly photo and tweeted, some just want a chance to talk with her. Perspectives on the Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) Blog post originally written and published by Leslie Myint (former Interactive Mathematics Program® (IMP) student and current second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) on her blog. My pre-college mathematics education was probably different from most others. Courageous Math Teachers ABOVE: The courageous IMP math teachers and students of Etowah High School. We've featured Etowah High School (#weareetowah) math teacher Teri Owens (@owensteri) in the past as we've followed her and her students' amazing progress and triumphs in learning inquiry-based, common core math with Interactive Mathematics Program ® ( IMP) (Teri Owens: Using Technology to Bust The Ghosts of Traditional Math Curriculum and What Does Math Look Like in Today's Classroom? Silencing Students in Class: Turning the Page on an Outdated Teaching Method Above, High school math teacher Mike Reitemeyer and his students show us why silence isn't always golden. We know that truly effective STEM learning is messy (as cognitive scientist Janet Kolodner explains) and noisy, allowing students to openly question facts, express ideas and deliberate with each other (the way the students do in many math class today). 20 Years of Math: What's Changed, What Hasn't, and What's Next? I've been a cook since I was big enough to kneel on a chair to reach the kitchen table. I remember my father teaching me to measure flour, a small cloud rising above the canister as I leveled the measuring cup with the back of a butter knife.