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The Math Learning Center Blog

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In a remote environment, how can Bridges educators provide appropriate scaffolds and be responsive to student thinking? Sharing MLC apps with students can be a powerful approach, particularly when working with students in an asynchronous setting. What does it mean to share with an MLC app? Put simply, Bridges educators can build a “saved state” task that they share with their students by way of an...
UPDATE (10/1/20): Grade 4 and Grade 5 replays have been added below. *********** Grade-level webinars began last week when we took a deep dive into Bridges in Mathematics Unit 2 for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5. For your convenience and to facilitate sharing with your peers, we’ve included the replays for each of those grade levels below. Since we cover resources...
This week The Math Learning Center began what will become a regular series of support webinars for Bridges Educators in grades K–5. We will be hosting these webinars throughout the 2020–2021 school year. The intent is to provide teachers support to explore the resources that MLC has created and guidance for how they might use them to support students. The grade-level support webinars will be one...
In this recorded session from the Zoom Academy, Bridges educators Kimberly Kelly and Mary Duden shared strategies, activities, and technologies for engaging elementary students in synchronous learning. The Bridges in Mathematics curriculum was designed for hands-on learning and student discourse. Moving that approach online required creative use of technology, modified materials, and professional...
Wildfires have created hazardous air quality throughout much of Oregon, including our warehouse location in Salem. We shut down operations last Thursday afternoon and will remain closed until conditions improve enough that our team can safely return. Our customer service team is working remotely and will continue to process orders and respond to inquiries. We appreciate your patience as we work...
Knowing the challenges Bridges educators will face this school year, we began a series of webinars this week to walk teachers through: Using the revised Scope & Sequence to prioritize and plan Bridges in Mathematics modules and sessions Highlighting ways to use Tech-Enhanced Activities in synchronous and asynchronous environments Incorporating Digital Work Places, modified versions of the Digital...
Whether you are returning to school in a virtual, in-person, or blended learning environment, flexibility will be as essential as pencils and paper this school year. The all-new Math at Home website offers the flexibility you need to present your students with rich activities to engage in deep mathematical thinking, no matter where their learning happens. The Math at Home website features sets of...
Recently, we released tech-enhanced activities (TEAs), tasks and activities based on Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition curriculum that have been adapted for use in synchronous or asynchronous environments. As Bridges teachers begin to explore TEAs, they are asking some important questions. What is the purpose of the TEAs? How can I use the TEAs in my situation? How can I use TEAs to help my...
As the school year begins, students, educators, and schools face numerous challenges. One of these challenges is how to handle assessment. We’ve received variations of the following question from many Bridges educators in recent weeks: How can we effectively assess students in a remote learning environment? Along with that question, teachers and administrators have expressed concerns about how...
We are offering a number of new professional development opportunities this fall. Grade-Specific Support Webinars In support of Bridges educators implementing the 2020-21 guidance documents and Tech-Enhanced Activities (TEAs), we are pleased to announce the launch of monthly, grade-specific support webinars. Webinars will be led by teams of MLC curriculum consultants and teachers in residence...