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
Grade 3 teacher — Madras, OR
In more than 20 years of teaching elementary math I have used a range of curricula in several states and two countries. I have never before had the level of success that I have experienced using Bridges as reflected in both exceptional test scores as well as the growth I witnessed on a daily basis.
Math coach — Wentachee, WA
The Bridges program has been rewarding not only for students, but also for teachers as I've observed them developing their own understandings about math.
Director of Teaching & Learning — Huxley, IA
I would recommend Bridges to every elementary school in the nation if I could. Every kid in America deserves access to this quality of a universal core resource.
Grade 1 teacher — Middlebury, VT
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 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.