**A FEW FACTS ABOUT INVESTIGATIONS MATH:**

1) Investigations Math removes teaching the times tables to children and all memorization of math facts. (link)

2) There is no valid math study ever performed showing the effectiveness of Investigations Math. (link to article 1 &article 2)

3) California tried a program nearly identical to Investigations Math in the 90’s and forced enrollment in college freshmen remedial math classes more than doubled over a seven-year period. (link)

4) “Children tend not to learn what they are not taught.” Dr. Ralph Raimi (article comparing TERC to Singapore Math) TERC doesn’t teach.

5) Study performed where students graduating from a Core-Plus math program in Michigan (same teaching style as Investigations and Connected Math programs in Alpine School District) doubled the remedial math rate at MSU (link)

6) Hundreds of leading university math professors and Nobel Laureates condemn Investigations Math (link 1)

7) TERC recommends a text for teachers called “Beyond Arithmetic”. In this book** it says traditional elementary math must be discarded** because: (link)

– Was “developed to meet the needs of the 19th century.” BA, Page 2 – Requires that students “memorize many facts, procedures, definitions, and formulas.” BA, Page 2 -“Focuses on learning a particular set of procedures for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.” BA, Page 2 – Results in “overpracticed students.” BA, Page 3 – Ignores the fact that “today’s students have an important tool available to them: the calculator.” BA, Page 77

The above facts were made by numerous comments from the area. Comment Page 1, Page 2

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