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 have a very challenging group of kids, and we are having an outstanding year in math. The kids are so engaged and interested.

Grade 1 teacher — Middlebury, VT

Parents in our district have been totally supportive of this program. They have commented on the differences they have observed between older children, who had a traditional program, and their younger ones who have had Bridges. 
The teachers who live in our district, including two math teachers, have been emphatic about their desire to see us continue to use the Bridges program and to expand it to the higher grades. 


Principal — Milton, WI

For the first time in my 11 years of teaching I feel my class truly has a good grasp of fractions. Great job getting my kids there!

Grade 5 teacher — Evansville, WY

I love working with MLC because when we have a question your response time is amazing. I am continually impressed and think your dedication to teachers and their success is almost unheard of today.

Grade 4 teacher — Middlebury, VT

Bridges is the best program I ever had the privilege of being a part of in my 30 year teaching career.

Grade 5 teacher — Evansville, WY

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