# Math Learning Center Blog | Math Learning Center | MLC

## The Math Learning Center Blog

We’ve all had those conversations in which someone laments that math isn’t taught the same way it was “in the good ole days.” Our understanding of best practices in mathematics has changed, and change can be difficult for everyone.

The second edition of Bridges and Number Corner launched in 2013, and since then The Math Learning Center has continued to offer materials and support for first edition users.

Math vocabulary equips students to understand concepts, extend their learning, and engage in deeper communication. Word Resource Cards help you create a rich environment for mathematical exploration. Here are examples from my own classroom:

While preparing to teach a fifth grade lesson using clock fractions, I ran across a photo on Pinterest that inspired me to try a little paper plate math.

Ask people to recall a person who impacted their life, and there's a good chance they will name a teacher. It's not hard to understand why. Great teachers care about the lives of their students, they inspire, encourage, and give more than they take.