Bridges Blog Archive for February 2014

MyScript Calculator

During a recent math activity, my fifth graders enjoyed using a new app, MyScript Calculator. With the free app, users handwrite mathematical expressions onto the screen and see them instantly converted to type and solved. My class was captivated. Since then, I've shared the app with a few adults, only to see jaws drop in amazement.


Data Collection Humor

Second grade teacher Sue Sears shares this photo from one of her students in Cornwall, Vermont. Take a close look at the title to learn more about the data being collected.


Greg Tang's Winter Olympics Math Challenge

Are you ready for the Olympics? The MATH Olympics, that is.

Math educator and author, Greg Tang, has created a math challenge for children to compete in during the Winter Olympics, February 6 - February 28. During the competition, students use the free games and books on and can be entered into a prize drawing by their parent or teacher at the conclusion of the games.

CCSS Checklists by Grade Level, K-6

Last fall, Director of Professional Development Pia Hansen shared checklists of the major CCSS clusters by domain for grades K-5. She has also created similar checklists by grade level: