Bridges Blog Archive for January 2016

Anchor Chart Assessment

Teacher Question: I’m not sure whether my students really understand the models and strategies that we’ve been talking about this year. Do you have any ideas about how we might assess them?

Differentiating Work Places

Differentiating Work PlacesWork Places offer an invaluable route for differentiation in my math classroom. When a few students need extra help or extra practice with a math concept, I ask them to meet me at the table during Work Places. I still let them choose a Work Place, but the choices will generally be between two or three activities that target the concept rather than the regular six choices.

Fact Strategy Posters

The Math Learning Center has created 4 sets of free, downloadable posters describing strategies—1 set each for basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Blog: Talking Math with Your Kids

Looking for ways to help parents support math development? Christopher Danielson’s blog Talking Math With Your Kids supplies many suggestions to help parents dialogue with children as they “encounter numbers and shapes" in everyday life.