Bridges Blog Archive for December 2012

Dancing by 5s

This Counting by 5s song is sure to get your students up and dancing! As they move to the beat, the catchy tune inspires everyone to practice counting to 100 by 5s. But's addictive! Try it over break to work off a few of those holiday goodies...

First Grade Word Problems: A Follow-Up

In September, Shelly Scheafer shared First Grade Word Problems that she wrote to align with Common Core State Standards. In a follow-up she writes:

Make Five with the Number Rack

During my visit with a local kindergarten class, we used MLC's free Number Rack App to practice combinations to five...and subitize!


Pick-a-Path App from NCTM

Over the past year, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics released five free mobile apps. I spent a few hours investigating Pick-a-Path with a fourth grader who found it mesmerizing; we used it as an opportunity to practice mental math.

What is Math Fluency?

NCTM President Linda Gojak's recent article, Fluency: Simply Fast and Accurate? I Think Not!, provides a powerful catalyst for discussion.