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Pre-K Story Collections

Grade Pre-K

This collection of stories contains nine beautifully illustrated read-aloud books, one for each unit of Bridges Pre-K. Each book presents 2–4 mathematically rich stories for particular Number Corner workouts or Problems & Investigations activities.

Box It or Bag It Mathematics book

Box It or Bag It

Grades K–2

Box It or Bag It is a math program for K–2 teachers who want to surround children with a language-enriched, activity-centered learning environment. Students enjoy hands-on experiences with a variety of materials and are encouraged to learn from each other as well as the teacher.


Problem Solving with Story Boxes

Grades K–2

Problem Solving with Story Boxes invites children to pose as well as solve problems. Created to complement Box It or Bag It mathematics, these materials can also be used to enhance any K–2 curriculum.


Opening Eyes to Mathematics

Grades 3–4

Opening Eyes to Mathematics introduces third and fourth grade children to the beauty and excitement of mathematics. Students use models, manipulatives, and visual thinking to explore mathematics, develop understanding, and solve problems.

The Learning to Think Book Series: The Rekenrek

Learning to Think Mathematically

Grades K–5

The Learning to Think Mathematically series provides parents and educators with innovative resources and novel strategies to help young learners develop powerful mathematical insights and problem-solving strategies.

Supplemental Lessons and Activities aligned to common core state standards

Bridges 1st Edition Activities

Grades K–5

More than 130 activities sets and related worksheets organized by grade level and topic. Each grade level also includes a correlation chart for Common Core State Standards.

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Bridges Breakouts

Grades K–5

Bridges Breakouts come directly from Bridges in Mathematics First Edition but may be used independently of the curriculum. These units and activities are easy to implement and make ideal supplements for any K–5 program.


Practice Books

Grades K–5

Activities and worksheets for skill review, informal paper-and-pencil assessment, preparation for standardized testing, and differentiated instruction. Although originally written to complement Bridges in Mathematics First Edition, these books may be used with any math program.


Math and the Mind's Eye

Grades 1–12

Math and the Mind's Eye units are a great way to introduce and extend visual models in grades 1–12. This versatile collection can be taught in sequence or used individually as needed to supplement any curriculum.


Visual Mathematics

Grades 5–10

Visual Mathematics is an innovative middle school program that began as a collection of suggestions for implementing the Math and the Mind's Eye philosophy and teaching activities. After extensive field testing, Visual Math expanded to a series of three one-year courses for students in grades 5–10.


Algebra Through Visual Patterns

Grades 5–12+

Students explore algebraic concepts using manipulatives, models, and sketches. The program is appropriate for all students learning first-year algebra, regardless of grade level.

Using the Rekenrek as a Visual Model for Strategic Reasoning in Mathematics

Additional Resources

Grades K–12

Books on various math topics as well as activity guides and related resources.

A Play on Numbers by Eugene Maier

A Play on Numbers

A series of illustrated scenes or chapters that provide a cohesive visual explanation of elementary mathematics.