**Saco Schools K-5 are currently using the Investigations Math Program:***Investigations*is a complete mathematics program for grades K-5. Students using

*Investigations in Number, Data, and Space*are expected to learn arithmetic, basic facts and much more. The focus of instruction is on mathematical thinking and reasoning. Students using the complete

*Investigations*curriculum develop an understanding of:

- number, operations, and early algebraic ideas
- geometry and measurement
- data analysis and probability
- patterns, functions, and the math of change, which provide foundations for algebra

Who Can Help Children Learn Mathematics?

Everyone can create the necessary opportunities that help children learn and become confident with mathematics:parents/families/caregivers, teachers, policy makers, principals, and administrators—by working together and independently to achieve the common goal of improving student learning.

All students need to become

**mathematically proficient**to be successful in school and future careers. Family members have an important role in helping children develop knowledge, skill, and confidence with mathematics. There are many ways to help.

A key factor is for children to know that the adults in their life think they can be successful learning mathematics.