A unique blend of direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration.

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An engaging selection of visual models, manipulatives, games, apps and other unique learning materials

Seeing, touching, and sketching ideas create pictures in the mind’s eye, helping learners construct, understand, and apply mathematical ideas. Bridges incorporates increasingly complex visual models, including the number line and the array models, in a coherent framework across the curriculum.

Research, Results, and Correlations

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EdReports Review

Bridges is one of the few elementary math programs that achieved EdReport’s highest rating.

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Effectiveness Study

An independent study found that students who use Bridges perform better than their peers.

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Research Base

Bridges draws upon decades of research on the best methods for teaching and learning math.

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Standards Correlations

See how Bridges in Mathematics aligns with state standards.

I’ve worked for years to establish a learning climate in my classroom where students share ideas, really listen to one another, and work together to solve problems. This program has given me the steps to make that dream a reality.

Grade 3 teacher — Kodiak, AK

I can say without reservation that Bridges is one of the best decisions made in my 14 years here.

Assistant Superintendent — Middlebury, VT

In all of my years as a teacher, I have never seen the caliber of student responses that I got from last Friday's assessment. I can look at the results and know my students really do understand multiplication.

Grade 3 teacher — Ft. Bridger, WY

All of our students, including our special needs students, have grown significantly in math. 


Curriculum Coordinator — Roseburg, OR

Many students, especially my ELL students, are developing a stronger sense of number using the visual ten-frames and finger models from Bridges. These strategies are providing successful concrete to representational forms for students.

Kindergarten teacher — Hood River, OR

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