Confidence Is Key: Leander ISD Students Thrive with Bridges in Mathematics
The Leander Independent School District in Leander, Texas, adopted Bridges in Mathematics in 2014. With Bridges, Leander students’ confidence in math is growing as they learn multiple strategies for problem solving. Teachers have seen improvement in students’ mathematical thinking, communication, and academic confidence that carries into other subject matters. As one educator put it, “Most importantly, we’ve seen an increase in students loving math.”
“The confidence is such a key factor. We have students who have done so well in math that they’re carrying that confidence into their other subject matters and they’re not shy about saying, ‘Well, that is because math was my worst subject and now that I’m getting A’s in that, I know I can do reading,’” said Justin Brown, fourth grade teacher at Rutledge Elementary School.