Bridges Blog Archive for April 2014

Math Talk Using Sentence Frames

In "Teaching English Language Learners with Bridges" we featured the work of Justin Johnson and his colleagues at Portland Public Schools. He continues to encourage language development during student-centered activities.

Math in Children's Literature

Children's literature is a regular part of our math class. For my students, the math-literature connection provides an endless source of humor and intrigue as well as opportunities to problem solve and make connections to mathematical concepts. Recently, my class has been exploring multi-digit multiplication using arrays to model partial products in preparation for building procedural fluency with the traditional algorithm.

Creating Posters for Unit Goals

Dora Wallace, a third grade teacher from White River, Washington, uses unit goal posters to support students. She explains:

New Math Vocabulary Cards App

I've been eagerly anticipating an opportunity to introduce my students to Math Vocabulary Cards, a new Math Learning Center app that is also available in an online version.