Bridges in Mathematics

Announcing Bridges in Mathematics Third Edition!

See what’s new in the curriculum!

Professional Development

Summer Leadership Institute 2023

Asset-Based Teaching and Learning for All

Focus on student strengths.

SLI 2023 is an opportunity for Bridges coaches, administrators, curriculum specialists and teacher-leaders to come together as a community and discuss how to focus on student strengths. Engage with presentations focused on equitable, asset-based classroom practices and high-leverage implementation strategies, as well as opportunities to network with fellow Bridges educators.

Build a comprehensive vision of asset-based teaching and learning.

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Intervention Leadership Conference 2023

Designing Intervention Systems with Empathy

Join our Intervention Leadership Conference to:

  • Identify tailored features of an asset-based intervention system.
  • Learn from successful leaders about its benefits, challenges, and outcomes.
  • Develop empathy interviewing skills for insightful conversations.
  • Create an action plan for implementing the system in your school or district.

Network with like-minded leaders for equitable, student-centered learning environments.

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Upcoming Workshops and Webinars


This 3.5-hour virtual workshop, designed specifically for administrators new to Bridges, introduces instructional leaders to the design features of the curriculum, master schedules and planning protocols that support implementation, and practices for observation in the Bridges classroom.

Cost: $75 per participant


Effective planning plays an important role in the implementation of Bridges in Mathematics, and establishing a vision of effective planning is a critical step instructional leaders can take during the first months of an implementation. To support leaders with this work, The Math Learning Center is pleased to offer Building Effective Unit Planning Structures: An Overview for Instructional Leaders. In this ​3.5-hour open enrollment workshop, administrators and instructional leaders examine planning practices and resources that support teachers as they prepare to teach upcoming Bridges units.

Cost: $75 per participant


The workshop is designed for teachers hired after the start of the school year or who were unable to attend the comprehensive Getting Started training. This 150-minute session provides a basic introduction to the Bridges in Mathematics curriculum. While not intended to replace the full Getting Started workshop, each session will provide an overview of Problems & Investigations, Number Corner and Work Places, accompanying teaching materials, and assessments. Multiple dates for each grade band are available.

Cost: Free


The Bridges Intervention Workshop is intended for interventionists. Classroom teachers, support staff, coaches, and administrators may attend as space allows. This one-day virtual workshop offers guidance for an effective implementation of Bridges Intervention. We'll discuss best practices, placement assessments, progress monitoring, and more through one meeting on live Zoom. 

Cost: $75 per participant.

  • October 13, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Register Now
  • November 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention ORIGINAL Register Now
  • November 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • January 10, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention ORIGINAL Register Now
  • January 10, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • February 8th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time- Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • March 6th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention ORIGINAL Register Now
  • March 6th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • April 11th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • May 8th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention ORIGINAL Register Now
  • May 8th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • June 20th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • July 24th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention ORIGINAL Register Now
  • July 24th, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now

Webinar Replays

At the Math Learning Center, we believe that all students can make sense of mathematics. Some students just need more time, more opportunities, and more support than others. Our approach emphasizes problem solving, the use of faithful visual models, and a focus on developing fluency. Consequently, we’ve revised Bridges Intervention to reflect those beliefs and build on the strengths of all students and teachers by:
An hour long introduction to the approach, structure and components of the Bridges in Mathematics program, a clearly articulated PK–5 curriculum offering a unique blend of problem solving and skill building.
Concept Quests is a supplemental resource aligned with Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition Grades 2–5. Intended to provide enrichment for all students, Concept Quests extends student learning with concepts from the Bridges curriculum, reinforces and extends grade-level learning, provides opportunities to work both independently and collaboratively. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the Concept Quests materials and the (free) professional development resource that accompanies the program. Experience some of the tasks firsthand.
The Getting (Re)Started series of three webinars was designed to support teachers as they transition from remote to in-person learning. Our curriculum consultants LaKeshia Cooper and Jennifer Christensen led an engaging review and discussion of the instructional practices that create the Bridges classroom experience. Each 45-minute webinar focuses on one of the three core components of the Bridges curriculum: Problems & Investigations, Work Places, and Number Corner.
Bridges Breakout: Number Rack helps students learn addition and subtraction math facts using the number rack, a math tool that builds conceptual understanding and fluency through seeing and understanding number relationships. In this webinar, The Math Learning Center’s Nicole Rigelman and Shelly Scheafer walk you through Bridges Breakout: Number Rack with a focus on the underlying pedagogy, classroom use cases, and example lessons from the kit.
Teachers, students, and families are increasingly turning to The Math Learning Center apps to support understanding of visual mathematics in remote, hybrid, and socially distant learning environments. This 35-minute webinar explores the apps, as well as strategies to engage students.

I enjoyed and learned something from each presenter. I left feeling enthusiastic and excited as we head into our second year of using Bridges. It’s great to hear what people in other districts are doing and to learn from it.

Institute attendee – July 2015 session

We enjoyed having you set such a wonderful tone for our group. Thank you for sharing your expertise, bringing laughter to the room, and cultivating confidence for teachers.

Math coordinator – Avon, IN

I enjoyed connecting with other math coaches from other parts of the country and hearing about their schools. The readings were helpful because I could directly apply them to the work I have been doing.

Course attendee – fall 2015 session

Our site truly benefited from having an MLC curriculum specialist on-site for targeted and individualized support for our staff having an expert answer our questions, share resources, and experience.

Kindergarten teacher – Napa, CA

I thoroughly enjoyed this training! Not only did I gain a better understanding of the program, but I also created a plan for my new teacher training. I highly recommend this training for all math leaders using Bridges in Mathematics.

Dean of instruction – Houston, TX