## A Pathway to Fluency

Number Corner is a skill-building program that revolves around the classroom calendar, providing daily practice as well as continual encounters with broader mathematical concepts in 1520 minutes of engaging instruction.

Revised to address the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Number Corner second edition is an essential component of Bridges in Mathematics, but can be used to complement any K–5 curriculum. Number Corner is easily upgraded to the full Bridges curriculum.

## Daily Workouts

Number Corner features short daily workouts that introduce, reinforce, and extend skills and concepts related to the critical areas of study at each grade level. New pieces are added to the display each day, providing starting points for discussions, problem solving, and short written exercises.

#### Calendar Grid

Patterns that introduce and reinforce a variety of key number and geometry skills.  Grades K–5

#### Calendar Collector

Collections that promote deep understandings of estimation and counting, place value, measurement, and data.  Grades K–5

#### Computational Fluency

Activities, games, and practice pages designed to develop and maintain computational fluency.  Grades K–5

#### Number Line

Number line activities that promote counting skills and number sense.  Grades K–3

#### Days in School

Activities and routines that capitalize on the number of days students have been in school.  Grades K–1

#### Daily Rectangle

A yearlong exploration of rectangular arrays and equations.  Grade 2

#### Problem Strings

Sets of closely related equations that elicit specific strategies.  Grades 4–5

#### Solving Problems

Challenges that help refine problem solving strategies and communication skills.  Grades 3–5

## A Unique Set of Components

Number Corner offers a well-designed framework for building skills that is flexible enough to be used with any elementary math curriculum to strengthen alignment to Common Core State Standards. View store pages

### Teachers Guides

Printed Teachers Guides are designed for classroom use. The flexible three-ring binder format allows teachers to add notes and other reference materials. (Color covers, black and white pages.) All guides are also available in electronic form on the Bridges Educator Site, which includes additional support resources.

#### Assessment

There are five assessments per grade level in Number Corner—a Baseline and four Quarterly Checkups—designed to track and monitor students' progress with respect to the Common Core Standards through the year.

Grade-level Assessment Guides include scoring recommendations and answer keys for all assessments, as well as information about how to interpret student work and provide intervention as needed.

Assessment Guide pages are included with the Teachers Guides and may be kept separately or inserted into one of the binders.

### Bridges Educator Site

New with the second edition, the Bridges Educator Site provides 24/7 online access and always up-to-date content.  A free account is included with the purchase of every Number Corner classroom package.

All teacher guides, teacher masters, game components, and student materials are available as PDF files for easy viewing and downloading.

Spanish translations of student materials are included as PDF files at no extra charge.

Carefully selected games, books, videos and other resources to complement each Number Corner month.  This collection makes use of the many excellent, often free, resources available to enhance student learning.

#### Implementation Support

Comprehensive support includes background articles, blog postings, and access to curriculum specialists.

### Student Books

The Number Corner Student Book presents opportunities for independent practice and engagement with the skills and concepts covered in the daily workouts.  Also available in Spanish.

Student books are included in electronic form as part of the Bridges Educators Site, allowing teachers to print pages as needed.  Pre-printed consumable copies are also available for purchase. (Color covers, black and white pages).

### Classroom Materials

Number Corner classroom packages include an extensive collection of math-specific materials. A variety of cards, game components, and manipulatives support student involvement in developing their mathematical skills and knowledge.

#### Games and Activities

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Students consolidate and extend their comprehension of key skills and concepts through games and activities.  Number Corner classroom packages include colorful pre-made components including daily calendar markers.

#### Manipulatives

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Concrete representations of shapes and visual models provide tools for student inquiry. A complete manipulative kit is a part of every Number Corner classroom package.

Number Corner also incorporates our collection of free virtual manipulatives.

#### Word Resource Cards

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With over 200 definitions across grades K-5, word resource cards build essential math vocabulary. Each card features a word and multiple illustrations on the front and a working definition on the back.

Word resource cards are also available as a free app.

## Daily Skill Building

Number Corner outlines a coherent progression of skills development across the grades.

## See Number Corner in Action

Number Corner is at the heart of our Common Core math program. Our teachers not only love the materials and strategies but have seen tremendous growth with all students in the areas of fluency, subitizing, and number sense.

What a difference this program has made in bringing more math to my kids. They are absolutely soaking it up. After working in fractions they actually thanked me for teaching them and then wanted to do more instead of going to recess.

With Number Corner each day is something new – a new discovery, a new discussion, or a new strategy that we share. I am thoroughly impressed with this program.

Grade 2 Teacher, Ft. Worth, TX

I see students being more confident in sharing their thinking. A student who rarely talked in class shared at Number Corner and all the students clapped for him. A very low academic student was the first one to notice the pattern in the calendar. She was very excited.

I had a high number of special needs students this year and Number Corner proved to be especially effective for that group. The short time frame and mixed practice really assisted these students in gaining skill with important concepts.

I am a huge fan of Number Corner and have watched my kids learn more this year than they ever have before.

Grade 2 Teacher, Ft. Worth, TX

The multiplication strategies in Number Corner have been such a success in my classroom. They empower students and you can see the wheels turning as they solve a problem.

Grade 4 Teacher, Ft. Bridger, WY

Number Corner really promotes thinking out of the box and thinking about problems differently. I have seen my class transfer these skills to other curriculum areas as well.

It's wonderful to see how Number Corner engages the full range of learners from special education to gifted students.

Grade 5-6 Special Ed Teacher, Hope, IN

Number Corner gives the kids an experience in math that they love and it teaches real math sense! Everyone has success with an integrated approach using math and everyday situations.

Kindergarten Teacher, Pittsburgh, PA

Students are learning specific things like days of the week and how to say the date. They are also learning how to listen to and learn from each other.

Kindergarten Teacher, West Linn, OR

Students are being exposed to mathematical concepts in a consistent and developmentally appropriate manner.