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During this 1-hour webinar, our curriculum consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention resources created for the 2020–2021 school year. Participants experienced a Volume 5 intervention session and engaged with apps, Google Docs, and Work Places. Find the full replay here: This webinar was a follow-up to a previous session on using 2020–2021 resources. The replay for Part 1 of...
The Math Learning Center is excited to offer a selection of Math at Home activities on the Seesaw platform! Seesaw, with its ability to capture student thinking via voice and drawing, is a wonderful tool for Math at Home activities. Math at Home provides families, educators, and students with rich activities to engage in deep mathematical thinking, no matter where their learning happens. The...
It’s spring! The sun is shining, plants are growing, and frogs and bugs abound. At The Math Learning Center, we’ve created some fun app activities with springtime themes to help get your math blooming! Like February’s popular Share the Math Love celebration, each of the following activities includes the Share Your Work feature. You can send students a link or code to access the activity, whether...
Given the past year’s unique circumstances, we know many teachers are thinking about how Bridges will look and sound once when they return to in-person learning. The Math Learning Center is pleased to introduce Getting (Re)Started; a series of three webinars, designed to support teachers as they transition from remote to in-person learning. Our curriculum consultants LaKeshia Cooper and Jennifer...
Raise your hand if you’ve heard a parent or guardian ask how they can help with home learning. Providing guidance to families can play a critical role in establishing a growth mindset in children. We know that a large body of research has confirmed the impact of parents’ beliefs about math on their children’s achievement. (See this article from You Cubed to learn more.) As Bridges educators, we...
In a 1-hour webinar this week, our curriculum consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention Resources created for the 2020–2021 school year. Participants experienced a Volume 2 intervention session that uses apps, Google Docs, and Work Places. Here’s the full replay: Questions during the webinar and feedback following it made one thing clear: Bridges Intervention users are eager...
Below you will find the full replay of the TEAs for Seesaw webinar we hosted earlier this week with Seesaw’s Kris Szajner. These TEAs, short for Tech-Enhanced Activities, are available on the Seesaw platform for grades K–2 and are linked from the Bridges Educator Site (login required). The webinar provided an overview of the resources, previewed a sample activity, and answered questions about...
To support educators delivering instruction in synchronous, asynchronous, and blended learning environments, last summer The Math Learning Center began releasing Tech-Enhanced Activities (TEAs). These are activities designed for, and adapted from, Bridges in Mathematics and created with the Google suite of apps. Now, we’re excited to announce the release of TEAs for Seesaw for grades K–2! The...
At MLC, we’ve put our hearts into supporting teachers in various ways throughout this school year. One of our most popular offerings, for Bridges and non-Bridges educators, is our collection of Free Math Apps, based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. In December 2020, the number of visits to MLC’s Math Apps were more than ten times higher than visits in December 2019. If...
In this series of blog posts, we highlight educators in the field who are using remote learning resources intentionally to build classroom community, collaboration, and student sense-making. With the shift in 2020–21 to hybrid and remote environments, collecting authentic formative and summative assessment data presents a challenge. NCTM describes the role assessments play for student learning in...