A unique blend of direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration.
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
Curriculum Coordinator — Roseburg, OR
All of our students, including our special needs students, have grown significantly in math.
Kindergarten teacher — Hood River, 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.
Grade 2 teacher — Cornwall, VT
The addition of the Number Rack to Bridges provides a wonderful tool for engaging learners with the tens-frame model. I am so impressed with how my students are confidently constructing number combinations and modeling equations efficiently.
Grade 2 teacher — Wickliffe, OH
The children can visualize math and understand patterns in it. They are much more capable of exploring how they got an answer. All of the children enjoy math and are actively involved. No one is ‘afraid’ of it anymore!
Kindergarten teacher — Pittsburgh, PA
Bridges is a ‘brain friendly’ program that helps the students make connections from one subject to another by using developmentally appropriate activities.