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.

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.

Grade 3 teacher — Madras, OR

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

In all of my years as a teacher, I have never seen the caliber of student responses that I got from last Friday's assessment. I can look at the results and know my students really do understand multiplication.

Grade 3 teacher — Ft. Bridger, WY

Parents in our district have been totally supportive of this program. They have commented on the differences they have observed between older children, who had a traditional program, and their younger ones who have had Bridges. 
The teachers who live in our district, including two math teachers, have been emphatic about their desire to see us continue to use the Bridges program and to expand it to the higher grades. 


Principal — Milton, WI

For the first time in my 11 years of teaching I feel my class truly has a good grasp of fractions. Great job getting my kids there!

Grade 5 teacher — Evansville, WY

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