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The Math Learning Center Blog

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Are you following us Twitter and Pinterest? Our Pinterest board has hundreds of pins on math education, links to free resources, and much more. We have boards dedicated to grade levels as well as math topics. You're bound to find something that you can use right away in your classroom. Teachers everywhere are following us and sharing their experiences using Bridges on Twitter using #BridgesMath...
Join us for an overview presentation for those considering adopting Bridges. Bridges in Mathematics is a clearly articulated PK–5 curriculum offering a unique blend of problem solving and skill building. It equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners. The curriculum focuses on...
You may have noticed some recent changes to our online store. We improved navigation and increased the amount of product information. And we’re happy to report our biggest change—the ability to complete orders online. (Read more about purchasing) New photography, along with more detailed product descriptions, will help visitors familiarize themselves with our products. For example, every Bridges...
Join us in celebrating the arrival of Bridges in Mathematics Pre-K , an exciting new preschool math program. Bridges Pre-K features intentional math instruction built around research-based developmental progressions. The program meets state and national early learning standards while helping children develop the skills, concepts, vocabulary, and attitudes they’ll need to succeed with math in...
Bridges in Mathematics is a clearly articulated K–5 curriculum offering a unique blend of problem solving and skill building. It equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners. The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency...
Bridges Intervention is an elementary intervention program that uses visual models to promote student thinking and accelerate learning. It provides targeted instruction and support for elementary grades, addressing Tier 2 within the RTI framework. Content is organized by topic to ensure students and educators can quickly focus on the most appropriate material regardless of grade level. Each volume...
Preview our newest app as we continue to develop it. Partial Product Finder allows multiplication combinations to be represented as a rectangle, or array, with dimensions that match the combination. This helps students develop the flexibility and conceptual understanding required to build fluency with basic facts and strategies for multiplication of larger numbers. Educators can create their own...
Meaningful Distributed Practice (MDP), is a technique incorporating big ideas of a grade level via short instructional tasks. Research from the University of Iowa has shown that implementing MDP increased students' conceptual understanding and skill development. These brief tasks improve classroom discourse because they provide students time to think and share their ideas in large and small group...
Our curriculum specialists recently attended a workshop with Jo Boaler, Cathy Williams, and their youcubed team. We left energized by three key messages and affirmed by recognizing how The Math Learning Center addresses them. Math is visual The Math Learning Center grew out of a project funded by the National Science Foundation to improve the teaching of mathematics. Our founders developed a...
In collaboration with the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), The Math Learning Center is offering an Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial assistance for educators seeking to become elementary math specialists, teacher leaders, or instructional coaches. Three $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year to current elementary educators...