Program InformationHow is Investigations in Number, Data, and Space® © 2012 for the Common Core organized?
Each grade level consists of a set of units that are presented through investigations that involve students in the exploration of major mathematical ideas. Approaching the mathematics content through investigations helps student develop flexibility and confidence in approaching problems, fluency in using mathematical skills and tools to solve problems, and proficiency in evaluating their solutions. Students also build a repertoire of ways to communicate their mathematical thinking, while their enjoyment and application of mathematics grows.
The Core Curriculum Package includes curriculum units, the Implementing Investigations guide , the Differentiation and Intervention Guide (Grades 1–5), the Investigations and the Common Core State Standards Resource Book, Investigations for the Interactive Whiteboard, the Common Core Student Activity Book and a manipulatives kit.
Mathematics teaching and learning at its best is a collaboration among teachers, students, and the curriculum. The curriculum materials provide a coherent, carefully sequenced core of mathematics content for students and supportive professional development materials for teachers. Teachers are active partners in learning the curriculum, understanding how each mathematical focus is developed, and implementing the curriculum in a way that accommodates the needs of their students.
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Students can use calculators as effective tools to help them think critically, develop problem-solving skills, solve more complex problems, and explore number concepts and patterns.
The games included in Investigations are a central part of the mathematics in each curriculum unit; they are not just used as an enrichment activity. Games are used to develop concepts and to practice skills, such as adding strings of single-digit numbers, finding combinations to make 10 or 20, or adding up to or subtracting from 100 or one dollar. The rationale for using games includes the following:
Investigations and the Common Core State StandardsHow well does Investigations align with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)?
Investigations for the Common Core is a coherent and focused K–5 mathematics curriculum that teachers can use to implement the philosophy and content described by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Teachers can achieve full alignment by teaching the program fully, as written, and integrating the new content included in Investigations and the Common Core State Standards guide
The Standards for Mathematical Practice are closely aligned with the goals and principles that guided the development of every Investigations Session. The mathematical practices—which include making sense of and reasoning about mathematics, constructing arguments and explanations, and selecting appropriate tools to model mathematical concepts and solve problems—are and always have been deeply embedded in the fabric of the Investigations curriculum and facilitate the teaching and learning of mathematics. Every lesson in Investigations includes one or more of these mathematical practices.
There is strong alignment between Investigations and the Standards for Mathematical Content. Each curriculum unit provides an in-depth study of a specific and related set of mathematical concepts and skills. The design of the materials offers students extended opportunities to make sense of, practice, and develop fluency with the key concepts and skills within a grade level and across grade levels. Most of the CCSS content standards are met by teaching the units, in order, as written. Investigations and the Common Core State Standardsguide provides new content so that all standards are covered.
Most of the CCSS content standards are met by teaching the grade level units, in order, as written. Investigations and the Common Core guide provides new content so that all standards are covered.
Teaching an Investigations LessonHow much time should be spent on each lesson?
The Investigations curriculum assumes that teachers spend one hour of each classroom day on mathematics, in addition to conducting brief Classroom Routines (Grades K–3) or Ten-Minute Math Activities (Grades 3–5). A chart called Today’s Plan appears at the beginning of each session that lays out the suggested pacing for the activities in that one-hour session.
The curriculum at each grade level is organized into nine units ( and only seven for Grade K). These curriculum units are the teaching guides for the program. Each curriculum unit offers from two to five-and-a-half weeks of work and focuses on the area of mathematics indentified in the unit’s subtitle.
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