This webpage about setting up a mathematical community is designed as a companion to the Investigations curriculum; however the ideas are transferable to any math classroom. The webpage includes a brief description of the components of the Investigations classroom: Math Workshop, whole-group instruction, and math games. There are also six PDF documents linked from this page that give a detailed example of how teachers set up a math community in the beginning of the year for each grade level. The documents focus on the discussions that take place in the first few days of school and how they can promote a respectful and productive classroom culture.


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