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The Math Learning Center Blog

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Now more than ever, families are looking for ways to support their students’ mathematics education. They may not know where to start—the Bridges in Mathematics approach might appear a bit different from the way they were taught math. How can Bridges educators offer families a chance to see what a Bridges classroom looks like? How can they offer ideas and options for fostering their students’ math...
Mike Wallus, Vice President for Educator Support
Don’t let “at home” in the name fool you. The Math Learning Center’s Math at Home website has evolved into a robust collection of tasks and games that can be used on the playground, in the supermarket, or just about anywhere else—including the classroom. Though originally designed for use by families forced inside by the pandemic, teachers can use the familiar routines to launch a lesson, provide...
Patrick Vennebush, Chief Learning Officer,Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development
Learning List, a K-12 instructional materials evaluation service, recently released independent alignment reports and an editorial review of Bridges in Mathematics second edition. Each grade level K-5 was found to address 100% of the Common Core State Standards. Number Corner second edition was also reviewed. Grades K-5 were found to address on average 95% of the Common Core State Standards...
The Pattern Shapes App is now available for download from The Math Learning Center. Here's a quick tutorial on how to use this new free math app. Jami is a media specialist for MLC.
Jami Smith
Art is an essential element of our human experience, offering aesthetic pleasure as well as a method for expressing and contemplating meaning. But what if art could also be used as a vehicle for building critical thinking and communications skills? That is the premise and promise behind Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), an educational program developed more than 20 years ago by Philip Yenawine and...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
The Number Frames App is now available for download! Here's a quick overview of how the app works. Click here to download Number Frames. Jami Smith is a media specialist for MLC.
Jami Smith
Number Corner is a skill-building program that revolves around the classroom calendar. The program features short daily workouts that introduce, reinforce, and extend skills and concepts related to the critical areas of study at each grade level. Click image to view larger. For grade level specific content outlines, including scope and sequence and correlations to the CCSS and TEKS, please visit...
Jami Smith
Watch a short video on how to download and use the Number Line App. Jami Smith is a media specialist for MLC.
Jami Smith
As teachers, we are continually challenged to find multiple ways to reach all students when teaching mathematics. Guided math can help you develop practical techniques, instructional strategies and routines that allow you to work with your students in small groups at their level of understanding and need. December Dates Dec 2 Cleveland, OH Dec 3 Columbus, OH Dec 4 Cincinnati, OH Dec 5 Louisville...
Jami Smith
MLC will showcase our new edition of Bridges in Mathematics as well as our growing collection of free virtual manipulatives at the NCTM regional conference November 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky. On Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 Pia Hansen, director of professional development, will present an Introduction to Bridges Second Edition. We hope all who attend will join us to learn more about work...
Jami Smith