Bridges by Grade Level: Pre-K

Overview

Bridges Pre-K is playful and play-based, designed to engage children through the use of contextual themes, games, stories, mysteries and intriguing problems, manipulatives and visual models. It is also logically sequenced around well-researched developmental progressions to allow for depth and focus as children progress in knowledge and skills. 

Bridges Pre-K provides instruction across the recommended math content areas, including number, operations, geometry, patterning, measurement, and data analysis.

Rather than addressing one or two content areas per unit as in the elementary grades, Bridges Pre-K offers young learners opportunities each month to:

  • Count, sort, and pattern
  • Compare objects and attributes such as size, length, weight, and capacity
  • Compose and decompose numbers and shapes

The instruction is carefully sequenced along research-based learning progressions, increasing incrementally and gradually in challenge level through the year.

There are nine units of instruction corresponding to the nine months of the school year. Each unit is divided into four modules, with five sessions per module, for a total of 180 possible sessions. Each unit introduction includes suggestions for ways teachers can adapt the content to fit their calendars and their classroom needs.

 

Pre-K Story Collections

Bridges Pre-K includes a collection of nine beautifully illustrated readaloud books, one for each unit of Bridges Pre-K. Each book presents 2 to 4 mathematically rich stories for particular Number Corner workouts or Problems & Investigations activities. The selections feature theme-based counting and numeral recognition, sequencing, shapes and locations, and very early addition and subtraction.

The full story collection set is included in every Bridges Pre-K Package, but can be purchased separately, or individual stories can be downloaded for free.

 

Content Outline

August/September

October

  • Introducing Pumpkins & Leaves
  • Pumpkin Problems, Puppet Counting & Work Places
  • Five Autumn Leaves
  • Cricket's Leaves

November

December

  • Introducing Snowflakes
  • New Games
  • Winter Countdown
  • Cricket's Snowflakes

January

February

March

  • Introducing Robots
  • Tally Marks & Colored Dots
  • Collecting Robotic Vehicles
  • Six Silly Robots

April

  • Introducing Ladybugs
  • Ladybug Spots
  • Collecting Butterflies & Flowers
  • What Comes Next?

May

  • Sink & Float
  • Five Little Ducks & More
  • Boats
  • Tub Toys & Cricket Games

Developmental Progressions

TEKS Correlations by Standard

Scope & Sequence

Assessment Guide Overview

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