Bridges in Mathematics

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Meet Spencer Olmsted What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? I have been a fifth grade teacher for the majority of my teaching career. I am now in my third year teaching in a highly capable fourth/fifth self-contained classroom. What school, district or institution do you work for? Location? I teach at Roosevelt Elementary School in the Olympia School District in Olympia, Washington. I...
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Meet Lakria Martin What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? I am currently a classroom teacher. I have the privilege of teaching both fourth and fifth grade mathematics. What school, district or institution do you work for? Location? I work for Baltimore County Public Schools, and my current home school is Bedford Elementary. Who inspired you to become an educator? I don’t think there is...
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Meet Andrew Smith What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? I currently serve in the role of K–5 math instructional coach. What school, district, or institution do you work for? Location? I work for Kenowa Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, MI, and serve Alpine, Central and Zinser Elementary Schools. Who inspired you to become an educator? My fifth and sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Ann...
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Meet Antonietta Mavo What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? K–2 math instructional coach. What school, district, or institution do you work for? Location? I work for Lakeland Elementary in Humble Independent School District, Texas. Who inspired you to become an educator? I have always had a passion for mathematics and how it works. I decided to become an educator so that I may share my...
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Meet Amanda Angel What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? I teach fourth grade math (we are departmentalized in fourth and fifth grade at The Bright School). I teach two on-level math blocks and one advanced math block, which is project based and called Math Academy. I also try to lead the charge school-wide to encourage fun math events and family involvement in math at all levels, as...
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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 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, and students...
Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development
Meet Alicia Moorefield What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? Grade 3 math and content teacher (science, social studies and health). What school, district, or institution do you work for? Location? Baltimore County Public Schools—Honeygo Elementary in Perry Hall, Maryland. Who inspired you to become an educator? My kindergarten teacher Mrs. Coffta was my biggest inspiration. I have so...
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Meet Lora Crouse What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? ​I am a fifth grade mathematics teacher. What school, district, or institution do you work for? Location? ​I teach at Lyons Mill Elementary School. We are a part of the Baltimore County Public Schools system in Maryland. Who inspired you to become an educator? I have been inspired by so many to become an educator—from my sister who...
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Within the math education community, a lot of confusion surrounds the word fluency. Yet Common Core State Standards call for fluency at each grade level. Grades 2 and 3 standards specify that students know a standard “from memory,” phrasing which may further cloud our concept of fluency. In the Ignite Talk “There IS a Difference,” K-5 math educator Graham Fletcher explains the subtle yet powerful...
Cynthia Hockman-Chupp