Bridges Blog Archive for April 2011

Number Corner Grade 2 Advice for May & June

Many teachers have told me that the May calendar pattern is fascinating to the children. If you’re confused, the various patterns that emerge are explained at the top of page 245. If you need a tutorial on 3-dimensional shapes, take a look at pages 245-246, remembering to call all the shapes by their correct names. Don’t miss the bottom two paragraphs on page 246 where discussion ideas are found on the form and function of various 3D shapes in our environment.


Bridges Grade K Advice for Sessions 109-121

We left off in last month’s entry discussing Frog Picture Problems, solutions and the creation of individual problems. If you’re behind, all the blog articles are archived, so find April in the archives where you can review some typical solutions and children’s frog problem creations.

Meet Bridges Author Pia Hansen!

Dear Readers and Mathematicians!


The King's Chessboard, One Grain of Rice, and Paired Books

In Grade 5, Unit 7, Bridges students explore and discuss doubling patterns after reading the book, The King's Chessboard. The Paired Books Strategy would be a natural extension to this lesson.


My Little Farm

My Little Farm, Bridges Grade 1: Unit 6, is an integrated, thematic unit originally designed to take the better part of 18 instructional days. An alternative schedule has been developed for teachers who prefer to use a 60-minute math instruction time frame each day for six weeks.

A11 Multi-Digit Addition & Subtraction on the Farm (Alternate Unit 6 Plan)