Our offerings engage learners as active participants in developing conceptual understanding and fluency, enabling them to become confident mathematical thinkers.

Our Elementary Mathematics Programs

Bridges Third Edition

Bridges in Mathematics is a full PK-5 curriculum featuring relevant, open-ended tasks and a coherent set of visual models to help students develop their conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem-solving abilities. Bridges lessons are designed to allow educators to make productive adaptations to ensure each student can develop a positive math identity.

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Bridges Intervention

Bridges Intervention uses targeted, strengths-based instruction and assessment to help students understand essential mathematical skills and concepts. The program complements Bridges in Mathematics but can be used with any core math curriculum.

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Number Corner

Number Corner is a skills-building program centered around the classroom calendar. Five different workouts provide opportunities to apply skills in new contexts. While Number Corner is an essential component of Bridges, it can supplement any K–5 program.

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Concept Quests

Concept Quests reinforces and extends grade-level learning by offering additional problem-solving opportunities and horizontal enrichment for all students. Included with Bridges Third Edition, it can be purchased as a supplement for Bridges Second Edition.

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Number Rack

This Bridges Breakout centers around the number rack, a powerful tool for building intuitive, flexible computation strategies. Through small-group lessons, students learn addition and subtraction while developing a rich sense of numbers by making connections between related facts.

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Our Story

Fifty years ago, three math educators came together to explore effective ways of teaching and learning math. They began with a grant from the National Science Foundation and a shared vision of making math accessible to all learners. They formed The Math Learning Center (MLC) as a nonprofit organization so they could continue to serve the math education community.

Co-founder and mathematics professor Dr. Eugene Maier pioneered the use of visual models, many of which are now widely used throughout math education. These models remain central to our approach, as does his belief in asking questions to move learning forward.

In the spirit of our founders, our programs are inquiry-based, student-centered, and focused on developing mathematical reasoning. Learn more about us.