What’s new in Bridges Intervention, Revised Edition?
To better reflect our instructional philosophy and to align with research about intervention practices, a revised version of Bridges Intervention was released in May 2022.
- An increased focus on equity. An explicit focus on purposeful questioning strategies provides more opportunities for students to make sense of math. A strengths-based approach builds on a student’s abilities, rather than deficits, helping them gain knowledge and confidence.
- Evolving pedagogy. The removal of timed activities follows the latest research on student learning. Updated fact and fluency strategies are also aligned with current research.
- Improved usability. The structure, materials and instructions are designed so that any educator—from experienced teachers to new paraprofessionals—can jump right in with their students.
How does Bridges Intervention, Revised Edition, provide structure and support?
- Organized by topic, Bridges Intervention is a flexible resource that can be used with any elementary math curriculum.
- Each Bridges Intervention set provides everything needed for each 30-minute session.
Bridges Intervention sets include:
- Teachers Guides
- Manipulatives, game boards, cards and spinners
- Bridges Educator Site access
Purchase Bridges Intervention, Revised Edition
Educators currently using the original edition of Bridges Intervention can upgrade to the revised edition by purchasing new Teachers Guides at a 20% discount. Details on upgrade eligibility, pricing and materials are available here or by contacting your regional support team.
The eight modules in Bridges Intervention Volume 1 focus on the skills and concepts needed to count, read, write, compare and understand numbers to 5, 10, 20, 120 and 1,000. More specifically, the collection of resources offered in this volume can be used to provide intervention for students who are working on one or more of the following:
- Counting forward and backward by 1s to 5, 10, 20, 100, 120 or 1,000 starting from any number within the range
- Counting up to 20 objects with one-to-one correspondence
- Reading and writing numerals to 5, 10, 20, 120 or 1,000
- Comparing quantities to 10, 100 or 1,000; using >, = and < symbols to record comparisons
- Structuring 5 and 10
- Composing and decomposing numbers from 11 to 19 into 10 ones and some more
- Skip-counting by 10s and 100s within 1,000
- Understanding the place value structure of 2- or 3-digit numbers
- Mentally finding 10 more or 10 less than any 2-digit number without having to count
- Mentally adding or subtracting 10 or 100 to or from a given number from 100 to 900
The eight modules in Bridges Intervention Volume 7 focus on the skills and concepts required for students to unpack and solve multiplication and division problem situations, as well as multistep problem situations requiring the use of all four operations. More specifically, the collection of resources offered in this volume can be used to provide intervention for students who are working on one or more of the following:
- Solving multiplication and division problem situations involving equal groups and arrays
- Solving problem situations involving multiplicative comparison using multiplication or division
- Solving two-step and multistep problem situations using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted
- Representing problem situations using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity
- Solving problem situations involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, area and money