Bridges in Mathematics

Announcing Bridges in Mathematics Third Edition!

See what’s new in the curriculum!

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.

Our teaching staff examined and researched many different curricula before choosing Bridges. It is very comprehensive and keeps our students involved and excited about learning math. 


Principal — Durham, NC

I used to wish math would go by fast because I didn't get it and I also hoped my teacher wouldn't call on me. But now I hope we do math all day long because I love it so much. 
I also like to go up to the board and share and explain my thinking!

Grade 5 student — Evansville, WY

My daughter never liked math before this year. Now she will not miss school for anything because she'd miss Bridges. That math program you're using is great!

Grade 5 parent — Evansville, WY

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!

Grade 2 teacher — Wickliffe, OH

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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