What is "INVESTIGATIONS" (TCAPS math curriculum)?

GOALS AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Investigations in Number, Data, and Space is a K-5 mathematics curriculum designed to engage students in making sense of mathematical ideas. Six major goals guided the development of this curriculum.  The curriculum is designed to

  • Support students to make sense of mathematics and learn that they can be mathematical thinkers.
  • Focus on computational fluency with whole numbers as a major goal of the elementary grades.
  • Provide substantive work in important areas of mathematics - rational numbers, geometry, measurement, data, and early algebra - and connections among them.
  • Emphasize reasoning about mathematical ideas.
  • Communicate mathematics content and pedagogy to teachers.
  • Engage the range of learners in understanding mathematics.
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