## 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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