Bridges Blog Archive for October 2014

Math Coach Q & A

As standards become more rigorous, the support of an in-house Math Coach becomes increasingly valuable. Janet Johnstone, Math Coach at Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington, reflects on her role in a little Question & Answer session:


Using the Number Pieces App

If you are a Bridges teacher, you probably have vast experience using one or more of the manipulatives pictured below, right. Base ten pieces are used by students to represent and compute with multi-digit numbers.

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Spider Growing Pattern

Alison Fox Mazzola, Math Specialist at St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School in San Mateo, California, submits a tip for early grade teachers:


Communicating CCSS with Families

Are you looking for ways to communicate with families about the Common Core State Standards? At The Math Learning Center, our primary focus is communicating about Bridges. Fortunately, many agencies have done a wonderful job developing materials that explain the CCSS and suggest ways families can help students with math. Many are available in both English and Spanish. Our favorites are listed below.


Calendar Markers in Kindergarten & Grade 1

Question from a teacher: Are pre-made calendar markers available for kindergarten and grade 1?

Yes! If you find that you don’t have time in your busy schedule for children to make the calendar markers each month,  pre-made sets are available. You can print your own sets, available free, using color image files for the calendar markers. Use the links to the related supplement sets in the MLC catalog, bottom of page: