Bridges 2nd Edition support

Bridges 2nd Edition Family Support

Schools may look different this year, but math learning can continue! We are providing free resources for educators, students, and families.

The resources provided below are for family members of students in classrooms currently using Bridges 2nd Edition. We offer them to provide guidance and suggestions for participating in your child's learning—your best source for answering questions and getting assistance is your student's teacher.

An Important Note

Your best source to answer questions and get assistance is your student's teacher. The resources here provide guidance and suggestions for how you can participate in your child's learning.

Pre-K

In pre-k math, your child will:

• Count, compare, read, and write numbers to 10 (especially numbers from 1 to 6)
• Solve simple story problems with counting, addition, and subtraction
• Find, name, and describe shapes in the world
• Put shapes together to make other shapes and complete puzzles
• Sort objects by traits like color, shape, and size

Family Welcome Letter An introduction and overview of the year. Available in English  and  Spanish.

Bridges Unit Overviews

The following selection of games and activities will help your child to practice these skills at home.

Numeral Recognition & Counting

Big Bird’s Basketball  Count the number of dots shown on the screen and “shoot” the basketballs marked with the matching number. After you’ve made that many baskets, you get to shoot as many unmarked balls as you can in 15 seconds.

Counting Fish  Count the fish and click on the corresponding number. There are three numbers to choose from. If you choose the wrong one, the narrator gives you a hint by telling you it’s “too many” or “too few.”

Curious George's Busy Day: Flower Garden  Count the flowers that come up in George’s garden.

Endless Numbers App  Selecting a number 1–5 from the spinning Ferris wheel takes you to an interactive animated feature designed to help you recognize the numeral, see its place in the counting sequence, and count the matching quantity in several different ways.

Ordering

Fuzz Bugs—Counting, Sorting & Comparing  Catch the Fuzz Bugs and sort them by color. Count each collection and tell which is most and which is least. Then put the collections in order from least to most.

Ladybird Spots  Count the spots on a ladybug, put a specified number of spots on a ladybug, place each ladybug on the leaf that tells how many spots it has, or put the ladybugs in order from least to most spots.

Oscar’s Rotten Ride  Choose one of three locations and help Oscar build a vehicle to get there by sequencing a set of parts by size or length and choosing the one he asks for (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in line).

Numeral Writing

Elmo Loves 123s Lite Trace the numeral 1, 2, or 3 to access related videos, coloring screens, and activities.

iWriteWords Lite  Use your finger to drag Mr. Crab through a series of numbered circles to form a numeral. Once you’ve completed the numeral, a voice reads it to you, and a tree with that many crabapples appears on the screen.

Shapes & Patterns

Let’s Build It!  Measure an object to find its height and width in “blocks.” Choose the building material, and then fill the outline of the building with shapes (rectangle, triangle, square). (Flash)

Shape Patterns  Place the missing shapes in the pattern to help the monster truck get across the bridge.

Kindergarten

In kindergarten math, your child will:

• count objects and tell how many there are
• write numerals 0-20
• compare numbers or sets of objects to tell which has more or less
• add & subtract quickly and easily to 5
• add & subtract within 10 using objects, fingers, drawings, numbers, or equations
• solve addition and subtraction story problems
• understand that teen numbers are 10 and some more
• identify and describe shapes
• understand length and weight as something that can be measured

Family Welcome Letter An introduction and overview of the year. Available in English or  Spanish.

Bridges Unit Overviews

The following selection of games and activities will help your child to practice these skills at home.

Counting

Counting Fish The player counts small numbers of animated fish. Talk to your child about different ways to count the fish, perhaps by finding groups of 2 or 3 fish. Players scoring 70% or better will move to the next level. The directions are spoken aloud.

Counting Games Choose from an assortment of games: Teddy Numbers, Underwater Counting, Gingerbread Man Games, Ladybird Spots.

Number Frames Use frames to count, represent, compare, and compute. This free manipulative is available both as an app and online.

Number Rack Count and compare movable, colored beads. This free manipulative is available both as an app and online.

Ten-Frame Select from several games that challenge students to count objects, build numbers, or answer basic addition problems using a ten frame. A Five-Frame is also available.

Numbers: Recognize, Order, & Compare

Numerical Order Players order numbers from 1-10 (Level 1) and 11-20 (Level 2). Audio directions.

Number Bubble: Count to 100 Fill in the missing numbers by popping bubbles and dropping the number on the correct spaces.

Basic Addition & Subtraction

Marble Math Players see and hear an addition problem. They can drag marbles onto a work surface to help them figure out the problem. Play includes five levels of addition, starting with simple 1-digit problems. Players must score 70% or greater to advance levels. Audio directions.

MathTappers: Find Sums An app compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, this simple, free game uses ten-frames and is designed to help learners make sense of addition. It's an excellent game to explore with your child while you're on the go.

Math Lines In this game, race to pair numbers that add up to a target sum. Before your child plays, review the pairs of numbers that add up to the target sum. You might even look at different ways to make the number using game pieces, marbles, or pennies.

Fuzz Bugs Number Bond Select a target sum and challenge your child to click and drop the missing number into the number bond at the bottom of the screen. Consider using 10 as a target sum or choose from another number from 5–20.

Geometry

Shapes/Geometry Complete puzzles by recognizing similarities and differences in shapes. As children master levels, the content gets progressively more difficult. The last stage includes an introduction to symmetry. Audio directions.

Pattern Shapes Students use virtual pattern shapes to explore shapes by creating their own designs or selecting an outline to fill in with shapes. iPad, Chromebook, and online versions available.

Shape Pop Pop the bubbles with the correct shape.

Geoboard App With this virtual geoboard, students stretch bands around pegs to make discoveries about shapes. iPad and online versions available.

Measurement

Measure That Foot Measure a monster foot using household objects such as blocks for crayons. Then, find a shoe that fits the monster.

Crystals Rule Measure the length of rocks using non-standard units. (Flash)

More Games

The links below contain some of the best games for elementary math students to play at home. Look through the sites to find other activities for your child.

ABCya! The math games on this site, modeled from primary grade lessons, were approved of or created by teachers.

Johnnie's Math Page Use this online index to find hundreds of interactive math games on the web, organized by concept.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Organized by grade band and math concept, this Utah State University site contains a wide selection of virtual manipulatives.

In grade 1 math, your child will:

• solve addition and subtraction story problems
• count by ones and tens to 120 read and write numbers to 120, and represent a number of objects up to 120 with a written numeral
• understand place value by describing what the digits mean in two-digit numbers; use this knowledge to add and subtract
• add two-digit numbers using at least two different strategies and explain how the strategies work
• subtract two-digit numbers that are multiples of 10 using at least two different strategies and explain how the strategies work
• compare two numbers using the symbols >, =, and <
• add and subtract numbers within 10 efficiently and accurately
• read or construct a graph and answer questions about the data
• measure length using non-standard units such as Popsicle sticks, linking cubes, and so on
• tell and write time to the hour and half-hour on analog and digital clock

Family Welcome Letter An introduction to Bridges including an overview of the year. Available in English  or Spanish.

Bridges Unit Overviews

The following selection of games and activities will help your child to practice some of these skills at home.

Marble Math Players see and hear an addition problem and are asked to choose a solution by clicking on one of three options. Players can drag marbles at the bottom of the screen into the provided boxes to help solve problems. Play includes five levels of addition, starting with simple one-digit problems.

MathTappers: Find Sums This simple, free game uses ten-frames and is designed to help learners make sense of addition. It's an excellent game to explore with your child while you're on the go, as it is available for your IOS devices.

Math Lines In this game, players make quick decisions to pair numbers that add up to a target sum. Before you begin the game, review the pairs of numbers that add up to the target sum.

Fuzz Bugs Number Bond Select a target sum and challenge your child to click and drop the missing number into the number bond at the bottom of the screen. Consider using 10 as a target sum or choose from another number from 5–20.

First to Five Practice addition facts by adding the sum of two dice and clicking on the correct sum on the chalkboard. Be the first to five of a kind to win the game.

Basic Subtraction

Balloon Pop Subtraction View a subtraction problem and pop balloons to figure out the solution. Three levels of difficulty are available, as well as audio directions.

Minus Mission Practice subtraction within 10 by shooting at the expression that equals a given difference in this timed game.

Measurement

Measure that Foot Measure a monster foot using household objects such as blocks for crayons. Then, find a shoe that fits the monster.

Crystals Rule Measure the length of rocks using non-standard units. (Flash)

Time

Time Travel: Learn to Tell Time Set a clock to the correct time by dragging the hand of the analog clock or clicking the up and down buttons of the digital clock.

Match Analog and Digital Clocks Match the analog clock to the digital clock.

Learn to Tell Time Select a type of clock, then drag hands or click the time button to record the correct time.

Counting

Counting Fish The player counts small numbers of animated fish. Talk to your child about different ways to count the fish, perhaps by finding groups of 2 or 3 fish. Players scoring 70% or better will move to the next level. Audio directions.

Counting Games Choose from an assortment of games: Teddy Numbers, Underwater Counting, Gingerbread Man Games, Ladybird Spots.

Number Frames Use frames to count, represent, compare, and compute. This free manipulative is available both as an app on online.

Number Rack Count and compare movable, colored beads. This free manipulative is available both as an app and online.

Ten Frame Select from several games that challenge students to count objects, build numbers, or answer basic addition problems using a ten frame. A Five Frame is also available.

Number Sequencing

Numerical Order Players order numbers from 1-10 (Level 1) and 11-20 (Level 2). Advanced levels include numbers from 21-30, 31-40, etc. Audio directions.

More Games

The links below contain some of the best games for elementary math students to play at home. Look through the sites to find other activities for your child.

ABCya! The math games on this site, modeled from primary grade lessons, were approved of or created by teachers.

Johnnie's Math Page Use this online index to find hundreds of interactive math games on the web, organized by concept.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Organized by grade band and math concept, this Utah State University site contains a wide selection of virtual manipulatives.

In grade 2 math, your child will:

• solve two-step addition and subtraction story problems to 100
• add and subtract to 20; know addition facts to 20 by memory
• read and write 3-digit numbers using numerals, words, and expanded notation (726 = 700 + 20 + 6)
• understand that the three digits of a 3-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones
• use symbols >, =, < to compare two 3-digit numbers
• add and subtract 2-digit numbers accurately and efficiently, and explain strategies for doing so
• add and subtract 3-digit numbers using models, sketches, and/or numbers, and explain strategies for doing so
• estimate and measure length in centimeters and meters, inches and feet.
• divide circles and rectangles into two, three, and four equal parts and describe the parts
• recognize, draw, and analyze 2- and 3-D shapes
• solve money problems involving dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies

Family Welcome Letter An introduction to Bridges including an overview of the year. Available in English  or  Spanish.

Bridges Unit Overviews

The following selection of games and activities will help your child to practice some of these skills at home.

Math Lines In this game, race to pair numbers that add up to a target sum. Before your child plays, review the pairs of numbers that add up to the target sum. You might even look at different ways to make the number using game pieces, marbles, or pennies.

Addition with Manipulatives Players see and hear an addition problem. They can drag marbles onto a work surface to help them figure out the problem. Play includes five levels of addition, starting with simple 1-digit problems. Players must score 70% or greater to advance levels. Audio directions.

Subtraction

Balloon Pop Subtraction View a subtraction problem and pop balloons to figure out the solution. Three levels of difficulty available as well as audio directions.

Clear It Addition Create number sentences that add up to the target numbers provided. Earn stars for extra points and clear the board before the timer runs out.

Measurement

Measurement Game: Centimeters View a red line next to a centimeter ruler and select the correct answer from four options.

Money

Coin Box Learn how to count, collect, exchange, and make change for coins. The coin tiles help you count as you learn the value of each coin.

Learn to Count Money Players count money by moving coins and bills into a box. The game becomes progressively more difficult as students master levels. Level 1, count to 99 cents. Level 2, count to \$10. Level 3, count to \$100. Also choose from beginner level (using any combination of coins) and expert levels (using least number of bills and coins.)

Geometry

Concentration Click on the shape mode to play a game in which you match each shape with its name.

Geoboard App With this virtual geoboard, students stretch bands around pegs to make discoveries about shapes. iPad and online versions available.

More Games

The links below contain some of the best games for elementary math students to play at home. Look through the sites to find other activities for your child.

ABCya! The math games on this site, modeled from primary grade lessons, were approved of or created by teachers.

Cyberchase The popular PBS show hosts a site with about 50 games and activities, along with movie clips that explore math concepts.

Johnnie's Math Page Use this online index to find hundreds of interactive math games on the web, organized by concept.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Organized by grade band and math concept, this Utah State University site contains a wide selection of virtual manipulatives.

In grade 3 math, your child will:

• use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve story problems
• solve multiplication and division facts accurately and efficiently
• multiply 1-digit numbers by multiples of 10, e.g., 3 x 70
• add and subtract 2- and 3-digit numbers
• compare, recognize, and generate equivalent fractions and place them on a number line
• estimate and measure in time, liquid volume, and masses of objects
• round numbers to nearest 10 or 100
• tell time to the minute
• estimate and measure liquid volume and mass in metric units
• solve area and perimeter problems
• identify and construct different kinds of quadrilaterals
• sort and classify shapes

Family Welcome Letter An introduction to Bridges including an overview of the year. Available in English  or  Spanish.

Bridges Unit Overviews

The following selection of games and activities will help your child to practice some of these skills at home.

Glowla's Estimation Contraption In the first level of this game, players mentally round numbers to the tens place, add them, and type in the answer. Subsequent levels progress to larger numbers.

Math Lines In this game, race to pair numbers that add up to a target sum. Before your child plays, review the pairs of numbers that add up to the target sum. You might even look at different ways to make the number using game pieces, marbles, or pennies.

Multiplication

Multiplication Grand Prix Up to 4 players compete in this race car game by entering basic facts. Students can race one another or play against the computer.

Telling Time

Time Travel Game   Select type of clock and drag hands or click time button to record the correct time. Progress through four levels of difficulty.

Fractions

Battleship Numberline: Fractions Players click on a 0-1 number line to identify where a given fraction is located.

Concentration Match each fraction visual to its name. Select from other modes to play games using arrays and shapes.

Measurement

Strolling with my Gnomies Take the Gnomie for a stroll and help him to measure the treasures you encounter along the way. Use a ruler to measure the length of various objects, using either inches or centimeters.

More Games

The links below contain some of the best games for elementary math students to play at home. Look through the sites to find other activities for your child.

ABCya! The math games on this site, modeled from primary grade lessons, were approved of or created by teachers.

Cyberchase The popular PBS show hosts a site with about 50 games and activities, along with movie clips that explore math concepts.

Johnnie's Math Page Use this online index to find hundreds of interactive math games on the web, organized by concept.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Organized by grade band and math concept, this Utah State University site contains a wide selection of virtual manipulatives.

In grade 4 math, your child will:

• understand factors and multiples, e.g., 1,2,4,5,10, and 20 are all factors of 20, and 20 is a multiple of each of those numbers
• understand that a prime number has only 2 factors—1 and itself, while a composite number has more than 2 factors
• multiply multi-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations
• divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and the relationship between multiplication and division
• read, write, and compare multi-digit numbers and round multi-digit numbers to any place
• add and subtract multi-digit numbers accurately and efficiently
• recognize and generate equivalent fractions
• compare two fractions with different numerators and denominators
• add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators
• multiply a fraction by a whole number
• write fractions with denominators of 10 or 100 in decimal notation
• compare decimal numbers with digits to the hundredths place
• know the relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units, including metric length, metric mass, customary weight, metric volume, and time
• use formulas for area and perimeter of a rectangle to solve problems
• measure and sketch angles with a protractor
• classify 2-D shapes
• identify and draw lines of symmetry

Family Welcome Letter An introduction to Bridges including an overview of the year. Available in English or Spanish.

Bridges Unit Overviews

The following selection of games and activities will help your child to practice some of these skills at home.

Multiplication

MathTappers: Multiples App compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad for math practice on the go. This is a simple, free game designed to help learners make sense of multiplication and division using visual models.

Division

Drag Race Division Race to answer basic division problems. Students can race one another or play against the computer.

Fractions

Drop Zone Players add fractions that will total 1 as they race to win 5 points in this action-packed game. Develops fraction sense, estimation, and skill at adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. Use "guest pass" to enter game list and play against the computer.

Equivalent Fraction Bingo Match the numerical fraction to its equivalent visual model.

Fraction Fling Match fraction to the visual model and hit the fraction to answer the question. Players can choose to use mixed fractions while playing.

MathTappers: Estimate Fractions In this free app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, students relate fractions (symbols and pictures) to the nearest half. Then they use fraction estimates in addition and subtraction problems. Excellent game to use while on the go.

Decimals

Pecking Order Arrange fractions and decimals from least to greatest on a number line.

Geometry

Alien Angles Slide a bar to position a ray to estimate different angles in order to rescue lost space aliens.

More Games

The links below contain some of the best games for elementary math students to play at home. Look through the sites to find other games for your child.

ABCya! The math games on this site, modeled from primary grade lessons, were approved of or created by teachers.

BBC Bitesize This site contains a variety of high-quality games, including the “Dick and Dom” series, resembling mini movies in the style of Monty Python. Skip the money game on this British site. Also see BBC Bitesize Level 1.

Cyberchase The popular PBS show hosts a site with about 50 games and activities, along with movie clips that explore math concepts.

Johnnie's Math Page Use this online index to find hundreds of interactive math games on the web, organized by concept.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Organized by grade band and math concept, this Utah State University site contains a wide selection of virtual manipulatives.

In grade 5 math, your child will:

• use models and strategies to divide 2- and 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, with and without remainders. (Students are not expected to use the standard long division algorithm until sixth grade.)
• add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
• multiply fractions and divide fractions in simple cases
• measure volume
• explain patterns in the number of zeros and the placement of the decimal point in the answer when multiplying or dividing by powers of 10
• read, write, round, compare, add & subtract, multiply & divide decimals
• multiply multi-digit whole numbers
• locate and graph points on a coordinate plane

Family Welcome Letter An introduction to Bridges including an overview of the year. Available in English or Spanish.

Bridges Unit Overviews

The following selection of games and activities will help your child to practice some of these skills at home.

Fractions & Decimals

MathTappers: Estimate Fractions In this free App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, students relate fractions (symbols and pictures) to the nearest half. Then they use fraction estimates in addition & subtraction problems. Excellent game to use while on the go.

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Slide to the Top Order numbers on a number line as quickly as possible. Choose the fraction or fraction/decimal mode.

Geometry

Cubes Fill a box with cubes, rows of cubes, or layers of cubes. Click on the flattened sides of the box to see what the box looks like folded up.

More Games

The links below contain some of the best games for elementary math students to play at home. Look through the sites to find other games for your child.

ABCya! The math games on this site, modeled from primary grade lessons, were approved of or created by teachers.

Johnnie's Math Page Use this online index to find hundreds of interactive math games on the web, organized by concept.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Organized by grade band and math concept, this Utah State University site contains a wide selection of virtual manipulatives.