Bridges classroom packages feature a comprehensive set of materials for creating an engaging learning environment.
Bridges classroom packages come complete with the materials teachers need to make math come alive. Custom game pieces and carefully selected manipulatives promote student engagement.
Games and Activities
Bridges includes colorful pre-made components including card decks, spinners, and game boards that support over three dozen Work Places at each grade level.
Bridges includes a comprehensive manipulative kit that supports up to 30 students.
Bridges also incorporates a collection of free virtual manipulatives.
Word Resource Cards
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 .
Bridges is rich with connections to other subject areas. All grade levels include children's literature recommendations and most include one or more titles.
K–5 Student Books
Student books include instructions, worksheets, and record sheets for independent practice, and homework. All books are included in PDF form as part of the Bridges Educators Site, allowing teachers to print pages as needed. While the content of student books is required, the purchase of pre-printed consumable copies is optional. (Color covers, black and white pages). Also available in Spanish.
Bridges Student Book
The Bridges Student Book supports participation in whole-group investigations and games.
Number Corner Student Book
The Number Corner Student Book presents opportunities for independent practice and engagement with the skills and concepts covered in the daily workouts.
Home Connections—family-friendly assignments that include games and activities as well as worksheets for students to complete independently—offer another source of practice and reinforcement.
Every K–5 Bridges classroom package includes Number Corner, a self-contained supplemental program that is also available separately.
Number Corner complements the Bridges units through 20-minute daily workouts that provide practice with a wide variety of skills.
Find out more about Number Corner.
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.
Includes a wide variety of age-appropriate assessments at each grade level, ranging from interviews, observation tips, and short performance tasks for the youngest students to unit pre- and post-assessments, mid-unit checkpoints, and more extensive performance tasks for Grades 2 and up.
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 Bridges 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.
The Bridges Educator Site also includes a curated collection of games, books, videos, and other resources mapped to each Bridges unit. This collection makes use of the many excellent, often free, resources available to enhance student learning.
Comprehensive support includes background articles, blog postings, and access to curriculum specialists.