Bridges Blog Archive for November 2013

Virtual Tools in Math

A recent Edutopia article, "11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom," highlights several apps you might want to try with your students. In the linked webcast (below), article author Monica Burns goes on to describe specific ways that she's used various apps with her 5th grade math students.

Building Mathematical Vocabulary

Math vocabulary, rarely used in the context of my own elementary school years, now intrigues and challenges me as a teacher. When used in rich mathematical environments, vocabulary extends student learning, enabling deeper communication and supporting many of the Practice Standards including:

Rubrics for CCSS Standards, K-2

Pia Hansen, MLC director of professional development, facilitated the writing of the following Common Core State Standard rubrics with Bridges teachers in Wyoming. They are designed for use in kindergarten, first, and second grades. The pdfs can be printed for classroom use.

Five Little Turkeys

Kindergarten classes may enjoy singing along with the 5 Little Turkeys song as they prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday. Visit the Harry Kindergarten Music YouTube Channel for more kindergarten songs.

Fall Family Math Night

Pia Hansen, Director of Professional Development, shares from her experience at a recent math event:

I recently helped co-host a S’more Math Family Night event that was a hit for all involved.