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Cynthia Hockman-Chupp

Andrew Bishop, a fourth grade teacher in Mount Vernon, Washington, educates families about Bridges through video presentations. We think you’ll agree that they are very educational…and entertaining!

Cynthia Hockman-Chupp

And this year the theme is “The Future of Predictability.” Students usually love the challenge of predicting a pattern, but the concept of predictability can extend into further explorations too. Try asking students to make predictions about future technologies or how mathematicians will help change our world. For more information, download the poster or visit www.mathaware.org. 

Lisa Lord

Here’s what I learned when a colleague video-recorded my class recently: we teachers miss a lot! In the video I could see myself responding in great detail to one group’s work, helping them see what they’d accomplished and leading them on to the next steps.

Martha Ruttle

The other day I received this question from a fifth grade teacher, referring to a challenge problem in the Bridges Student Book: "I would say this is too close to call. Anything other than wading knee deep into the computation will simply yield a guess, not a prediction. What do you think?"

Cynthia Hockman-Chupp

After teaching the Constant Difference strategy for subtraction to at least six different groups of teachers and students in third and fourth grade over the past month, I think I finally hit on a winning tool: the Number Line app. Here’s what I did.

Ana Butler

This is the scene that plays out all too frequently in my house at homework time. Books, notebooks, and worksheets are spread all over the dining room table.

Collin Nelson

We’ve seen a ton of great activity on Twitter lately. Teachers are sharing pictures of their students having fun in Work Places, during Number Corner, and using MLC apps.

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