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Investigations in Number, Data, and Space

What do I need to know?

What is Investigations?


Investigations in Number, Data, and Space is a comprehensive K-5 mathematics curriculum which is aligned with the California State Standards for Math. The program utilizes group work, discussion, games, and real-life problems to engage students while they foster a deep understanding of why math works and develop strategies for tackling problems through reasoning and perseverance.


How can I support my child in math?

  •  Read the Family Letters- Each unit will have at least one family letter which explains the Mathematics in the unit. Please read these letters so that you have a clear picture of the math that your child is exploring in class.
  • Try the Related Activities- Each unit will have at least one family letter which suggests activities for you and your child to try at home that relate to and support the math that your child is exploring in class.
  • Utilize the Math Words and Ideas- At the bottom of nearly every homework and daily practice page, there is a note which indicates the purpose of the assignment and provides a title for a Math Words and Ideas (MWI) that is designed to support your child with the concept he/she is exploring.

What do I do if my child struggles with the homework?

If it seems like your child simply needs a refresher on the material or a bit more guidance to get started, use the Math Words and Ideas (MWI) that is suggested at the bottom of the homework page. If your child seems very confused or frustrated and has truly given it real effort, please STOP your child and send a note to school indicating that he/she needs help with the homework concept. Homework and daily practice will always be either directly related to the math from that day’s lesson or a review of a concept in a previous unit. There will never be new learning in the homework or daily practice. It is not productive for your child to be upset and frustrated while trying to complete homework. If he/she cannot complete the homework independently, it is an indication that he/she needs attention and guidance from the teacher.

MWI Website:  

Video explaining how to use Math Words and Ideas: 

Investigaciones en Números Datos y Espacio

¿Qué necesito saber?


¿Qué son las investigaciones?


Investigaciones en Números Datos y Espacio es un currículo integral de Matemáticas K-5 que está alineado con los Estándares del Estado de California para Matemáticas. El programa utiliza el trabajo grupal, la discusión, los juegos y los problemas de la vida real para involucrar a los estudiantes mientras promueven una comprensión profunda de por qué las matemáticas funcionan y desarrollan estrategias para abordar problemas a través del razonamiento y la perseverancia.


¿Cómo puedo apoyar a mi hijo/a en matemáticas?


  • Leer las cartas familiares-Cada unidad tendrá al menos una carta familiar que explica las Matemáticas en la unidad. Por favor, lea estas cartas para que tenga una idea clara de las matemáticas que su hijo está explorando en clase.
  • Pruebe las actividades-Cada unidad tendrá por lo menos una carta familiar que sugiere actividades para usted y su hijo para intentar en casa que se relacionan y apoyan las matemáticas que su hijo está explorando en clase.
  • Utilice las palabras y las ideas matemáticas - En la parte inferior de casi cada página de la tarea y la página de práctica, hay una nota que indica el propósito de la asignación y proporciona un título para palabras e ideas matemáticas (MWI) diseñadas para apoyar a su niño/a con El concepto que él / ella está explorando.


¿Qué hago si mi hijo lucha con la tarea?

Si parece que su hijo simplemente necesita un refresco en el material o un poco más de orientación para empezar, utilice las palabras e ideas matemáticas (MWI) que se sugieren en la parte inferior de la página de la tarea. Si su hijo parece muy confundido o frustrado y realmente le ha dado un verdadero esfuerzo, por favor, DETENGA a su hijo y enviar una nota a la escuela indicando que él / ella necesita ayuda con el concepto de tarea. Las tareas y la práctica diaria siempre estarán directamente relacionadas con las matemáticas de la lección de ese día o con una revisión de un concepto en una unidad anterior. Nunca habrá nuevo aprendizaje en la tarea o en la práctica diaria. No es productivo que su hijo esté molesto y frustrado mientras intenta completar la tarea. Si él / ella no puede completar la tarea de forma independiente, es una indicación de que él / ella necesita atención y orientación del maestro.

Citio MWI:

Video explicando cómo utilizar los Términos Matemáticos e Ideas:


 Visit classroom pages for the online version of the Investigations Student Activity Book

  1. Go to Grover Beach Elementary home page
  2. Click on Technology tab
  3. Click on Computer Lab
  4. Find your student's grade level link on the right side menu



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