1) use the end of unit assessments book from Investigations and either write your own scoring rubrics or contact districts that have written them;
2) use the eight page (?) homework booklets that come with every unit;
3) supplement the little homework booklets with general parent suggestions for how to help and not help with homework, with samples of the type of work expected and with specific explanations of how a traditional algorithm parents may have learned connect with some alternative strategies their children might be working on;
4) get a copy of the Schools and Families book and read it cover to cover to find many excellent ways to inform parents about and to involve parents with the Investigations program.