I have found that creating (Parent Surveys) prior to each unit, helps tremendously, when you are trying to find a wide range of ways to help parents find a comfort zone with Math Investigations. Many parents feel left out, when students bring assignments home and have no text or sample books to help them, ( the parents), follow along. This in many instances causes the parents to feel biased towards helping their child with Math Investigations. The students have the option to use some of my survey questions, or they can design their own. Secondly, I find it extremely beneficial for me to create ways to get the parents involved. The students are responsible for interviewing their parents and recording the parent responses. The students and parents learn from each other. This makes my daily teaching much easier. Thus far, the parent surveys have been most helpful in building a communication bond between the teacher, student and the parent.