Bridges Blog Archive for March 2016

Writing a Good Word Problem

After several practice runs and a couple of assessments, it was obvious my class was having a difficult time writing a word problem to match a given equation. To get my class on track, I came up with a game plan that seemed to do the trick.


Math Vocabulary Cards: A Great Format for Other Content Areas

Computers, laptops, tablets, phones … I can envision these becoming standard tools of my classroom just as calculators, pencils, rulers, and markers are.


Calendar Grid Observations

A few years ago I taught two math groups, back-to-back. In an effort to make use of every possible moment, I created a Calendar Grid Observations Sheet for the fourth grade students to work on as they arrive. Recently, I used it again with third graders.