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
Bridges is one of the few elementary math programs that achieved EdReport’s highest rating.
An independent study found that students who use Bridges perform better than their peers.
Bridges draws upon decades of research on the best methods for teaching and learning math.
See how Bridges in Mathematics aligns with state standards.
Grade 4 teacher — Ft. Bridger, WY
I wanted to let you know how much my students and I enjoyed the "quick sketch" model for multiplying larger numbers. It is nice to be able to put a visual in student's hands to help them understand a normally complicated process.
Assistant Superintendent — Middlebury, VT
I can say without reservation that Bridges is one of the best decisions made in my 14 years here.
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.
Grade 1 teacher — Spokane, WA
The visual models in Bridges are one of its huge strengths! They help all children understand the math concepts— students who might otherwise struggle with the content, and those ready for the challenge of generalizing the math concepts to larger numbers and different situations.
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.