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Rosalyn Miller, Teacher in Residence at MLC

If you’re an educator, it’s been hard to miss the buzz about growth mindset and its impact on learning and achievement these past few years. The role families play in shaping children’s beliefs about themselves and their attitudes toward learning is invaluable.

Carol Dweck, originator of the term growth mindset, says, “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.”

Based on Jennifer Christensen’s post “

Materials should include  visual representation of mathematical ideas, and inverventionists should be proficient  in the use of these materials.
Mike Wallus, Vice President for Educator Support

During this 1-hour webinar, our curriculum consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention resources created for the 2020–2021 school year.

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Vi Tamargo, Curriculum Developer, Professional Learning

The Math Learning Center is excited to offer a selection of Math at Home activities on the Seesaw platform! Seesaw, with its ability to capture student thinking via voice and drawing, is a wonderful tool for Math at Home activities. 

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Shelly Scheafer, Bridges Teacher

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 app 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, whether they’re using devices in

Mike Wallus, Vice President for Educator Support

Given the past year’s unique circumstances, we know many teachers are thinking about how Bridges will look and sound once when they return to in-person learning. The Math Learning Center is pleased to introduce Getting (Re)Started; a series of three webinars, designed to support teachers as they transition from remote to in-person learning. 

Our curriculum consultants LaKeshia Cooper and Jennifer Christensen will lead an engaging review and discussion of the instructional practices that create the Bridges classroom experience. Each 45-minute webinar will focus on one of the three

image of a man and boy with the text "bridges in mathematics helping at home"
Rosalyn Miller, Teacher in Residence at MLC

Raise your hand if you’ve heard a parent or guardian ask how they can help with home learning. Providing guidance to families can play a critical role in establishing a growth mindset in children.

We know that a large body of research has confirmed the impact of parents’ beliefs about math on their children’s achievement. (See this article from You Cubed to learn more.) As Bridges educators, we also understand the importance of valuing a child’s process in problem-

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Mike Wallus, Vice President for Educator Support

In a 1-hour webinar this week, our curriculum consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention Resources created for the 2020–2021 school year.

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