Investigations in Number, Data, and Space curriculum
Exploring Mathematics In Depth
For almost 20 years, one focus of TERC’s work has been the teaching and learning of mathematics in the elementary classroom, and since 1990, the development of student curriculum to support students and teachers. TERC is engaged in developing curricula that support all students in acquiring mathematical knowledge, skill, and confidence to become active mathematics learners who can reason about and represent mathematical ideas and relationships. Investigations in Number, Data, and Space, a comprehensive K-5 curriculum, is the centerpiece of this work. Its development was informed by research on how children learn mathematics, and extensive classroom-based field-testing. The resulting curriculum is a tool for both teaching mathematics and teachers professional development.
Elementary Mathematics Professional Development
TERC supports and prepares teachers and schools using the Investigations curriculum across the country and internationally through Investigations Workshops and Implementation Institutes. Sessions are designed by curriculum developers, and are led by teams of experienced classroom teachers and administrators, Investigations authors and staff developers. Professional Development supports teachers, math specialists, principals and other school district leaders as they consider what they need to know and be able to do to help all students develop mathematical proficiency.